Three men including two brothers identified in France terror attack

French anti-terror police
French anti-terror police
French anti-terror police

French police are hunting three men, including two brothers, suspected of carrying out the attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead in Paris, a source close to the investigation told AFP.

Police are searching for two brothers in their thirties, including one who was sent to prison in 2008 for participating in jihadist networks attempting to send fighters to Iraq. The third suspect is aged 18, the source added.

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