Police have stormed two hostage sites in Paris and north of the city.
Gunshots and explosions have been heard at a printing facility in Dammartin-en-Goele, where two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo shootings, Cherif and Said Kouachi, were holding at least one hostage.
Explosions and gunfire could also be heard at kosher supermarket HyperCacher in eastern Paris, at Porte de Vincennes.
A gunman there was thought to be holding several hostages. Reports suggest he is linked to the Charlie Hebdo suspects.
Several hostages could be seen coming out from the HyperCacher supermarket.
The hostage at the printworks warehouse has also been freed, AFP news agency said.
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