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Gunmen identified as Said Kouachi, 34, and brother Cherif, 32, both from Paris, and Hamyd Mourad, 18, from Reims

Police published pictures of two brothers saying they were ‘armed and dangerous’ as Mourad handed himself in

Cherif Kouachi was sentenced to three years in prison in 2008 for terror offences – but he served just 18 months

Questions will be asked why Frenchmen with links to terror were apparently given free reign to carry out atrocity

Seven connected to two main suspects arrested in towns of Reims, Charleville-Mezieres and Paris area, police said

Man in bullet-proof vest fired on police officers with automatic rifle just outside Paris, leaving one seriously injured

Masked gunmen stormed Paris headquarters with AK-47s shouting ‘Allahu akbar!’ and ‘Prophet has been avenged’

Stalked building asking for people’s names before killing the editor, three cartoonists and the deputy chief editor

Editor Stephane Charbonnier had famously shrugged off threats, saying: ‘I’d rather die standing than live kneeling’

Horrific footage shows a police officer begging for his life before being shot in the head at point-blank range 

Militants believed to be from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula which was behind plane bomb plots in US and UK

Seven people have been arrested over the Charlie Hebdo massacre as two ‘armed and dangerous’ brothers with links to terrorist groups going back at least a decade today remained on the run.

As the manhunt for Cherif and Said Kouachi continued, their alleged getaway driver Hamyd Mourad, 18, turned himself into police in Charleville-Mezieres in northern France.

All three French-Algerian Muslims escaped yesterday following the bloodbath at the offices of the notoriously anti-Islamist satirical magazine in Paris.

In 2008, Cherif was sentenced to three years in prison for terror offences – but served just 18 months.

Questions will be asked why – once again – young Frenchmen with close links to radical Islam and its terrorist affiliates were apparently given free rein to carry out their crimes.

The fact that two were still at large almost 24 hours after a gun battle in which two policemen died alongside ten others, mainly magazine staff, was also a cause for huge concern. 

In another development, two police officers have been shot by a man brandishing a machine gun on the outskirts of Paris, with one understood to be seriously injured.

The suspect, thought to be wearing a bullet-proof vest and body armour, attacked the municipal police officers in Montrouge just after 8am (7am GMT) as they attended a routine road incident. A man has been arrested. It is not known if the shooting is linked to the Charlie Hebdo attack.

There were also reports this morning of an explosion at a kebab shop near a mosque in Lyon. 

Meanwhile, seven ‘friends and associates’ of the two main suspects in yesterday’s atrocity were detained in Reims, Charleville-Mezieres and the Paris area, police said.

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Cherif Kouachi

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Said Kouachi

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Detained: Police investigating the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices arrest a suspect in the eastern French city of Reims

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Closing in: Seven people have been arrested over the Charlie Hebdo massacre as two brothers with links to terrorist groups went on the run

Written by Mark Duell and Simon Tomlinson and Peter Allen and Jay Akbar and Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
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