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Thursday 18 January 2018

10 arrested in 2015 Paris terror attacks weapons probe

Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly killed four people in a hostage-taking incident at the Hypercacher kosher supermarket
Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly killed four people in a hostage-taking incident at the Hypercacher kosher supermarket

Ten suspects have been arrested in an investigation into who supplied weapons to one of the three attackers who killed 17 people in terror attacks at Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket in Paris in January 2015.

The prosecutors' office in the French capital said the arrest operation began on Monday, and continued on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, with 10 people in custody so far.

The police swoops are targeting people suspected of involvement in supplying to weapons to Amedy Coulibaly. He killed four people in a hostage-taking incident at the Hypercacher store in eastern Paris and a policewoman in another incident before dying in a shoot-out with police.

Coulibaly was an accomplice of brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, who shot and killed 12 at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and were also killed in a shoot-out.

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