Policewoman killed in fresh Paris firing

Thursday, January 08, 2015
Journalists, police officers, and emergency services in the street following Charlie Hebdo shooting spree
[PHOTO: Thierry Caro/CC BY-SA 4.0
Paris: A women police officer has been killed and one has been gravely wounded in a fresh shooting on the southern edge of Paris,  French media reports. 

France's top security official left an emergency government meeting to travel to the scene 
of Thursday's shooting, which comes amid high tensions. France is on its highest 
level of alert. 
Identity photograph of 
Saïd Kouachi's identification 
card, left in the getaway car

According to reports, the attackers fled in a metro following the incident.

Several people have been detained in the hunt for the suspects in the 
January 7 attack that killed 12 people at the offices of satirical weekly 
Charlie Hebdo.

Police are searching for Cherif Kouachi, 32, who was convicted in 2008 
for involvement in a network sending fighters to Iraq, and his brother 
Said, 34. 

France declared January 8 a day of mourning following the worst militant 
attack in the country in decades.

President Francois Hollande has called the assault on the Charlie Hebdo 
staff "barbaric" and said "the entire republic" was the victim.

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