The two brothers involved in the Charlie Hebdo magazine attack have been killed when French police stormed two hostage sites in Paris and north of the city, with the hostage takers reported dead according to the BBC.
There were explosions at a warehouse in Dammartin-en-Goele, where the brothers had been holding someone hostage.
Explosions and gunfire could also be heard at the kosher supermarket in eastern Paris, at Porte de Vincennes, where several hostages were held and two were reportedly killed earlier.
Reports suggest a gunman at the supermarket was linked to the Charlie Hebdo suspects.
After the operation started, several hostages were seen leaving the supermarket.
The hostage at the warehouse in Dammartin has also been freed, while a police officer at the scene was injured, AFP news agency said.
Twelve people were shot dead and 11 were injured in Wednesday’s attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine.
The unprecedented attack shocked France and there has been an outpouring of sympathy and solidarity worldwide.