New hostage situation at Kosner supermarket in eastern Paris

The site of a supermarket in Vincennes, eastern Paris, where a gunman is holding hostages. Photograph: Google

Update by the Guardian/AP/BFM TV/AFP

France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor has confirmed that the shooting and hostage-taking attack is underway at a Kosher market on the eastern edge of Paris, AP reports.

The police have named two suspects wanted in connection with the second siege at a Kosher supermarket in eastern Paris.

They are Amedy Coulibaly (the man suspected of killing policewoman Clarissa Jean-Philippe in Montrouge yesterday) and Hayat Boumeddiene.

Police did not specify whether both were at the scene.

French police take position by a kosher grocery store near Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

AFP reports at least two killed in hostage drama east of Paris.

A police official said there are six hostages and some wounded at the scene.

One of suspects is said to be 32 years old, with a long criminal record for thefts drug-related offences, and implicated in the same criminal investigation as Cherif Kouachi.

Amedy Coulibaly Photograph: -/AFP/Getty Images

More details are emerging about Amedy Coulibaly who is believed to be holding up six people hostage at a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris, after being named as suspect in the killing of a policewoman on Thursday.

He is 32 and from Juvisy-sur-Orge in Ile-de-France. According to Le Monde, Coulibaly and Cherif Kouachi were two of the most committed followers of convicted terrorist Djamel Beghal.

Telephone conversations reveal that the pair visited Beghal’s home in Murat in the south of France.

Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, has been Coulibaly’s partner since 2010 and lived in his home while he was serving a prison sentence, Le Monde said.


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