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    Two suspects of the Wednesday terror attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris, brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, French nationals of Algerian origin, were located in the Aisne department in France’s north.

    MOSCOW, January 8 (Sputnik) — Two suspects of the Wednesday terror attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris have been spotted in the north of France, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday, citing unspecified sources involved in the manhunt.

    According to the agency, the suspects were seen in the Aisne department in northern France. The agency's source claimed that a manager of a petrol station in the region recognized the two men who are believed to have carried out the attack.

    The suspects are brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, French nationals of Algerian origin.

    This photo provided by The Paris Police Prefecture Thursday, Jan.8, 2015 shows the suspects Cherif, left, and Said Kouachi in the newspaper attack along with a plea for witnesses
    © AP Photo / Prefecture de Police de Paris
    This photo provided by The Paris Police Prefecture Thursday, Jan.8, 2015 shows the suspects Cherif, left, and Said Kouachi in the newspaper attack along with a plea for witnesses

    Cherif Kouachi, the younger brother, was sentenced in 2008 to three years in jail after being found guilty of participating in a network that recruited French Muslims to fight alongside al-Qaeda in Iraq.

    On Wednesday, alleged Islamic extremists attacked the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, killing 12 people and injuring 11 others. A nationwide manhunt for the gunmen is underway.

    Another alleged attacker, Hamyd Mourad, claims to have an alibi.

    The satirical magazine had previously received several threats from radical Islamists over its publication of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad. Among the latest posts on the magazine's Twitter before the attack was a cartoon mocking Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State militant group.

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