Paris shooting: France extends 'attack alert' level to region where suspects spotted

PARIS (AFP) - France on Thursday extended the highest security alert level already in place in greater Paris to the northern Picardy region where police have zoned in on two suspects in the magazine massacre.

"The prime minister has decided to extend the attack alert level to Picardy," Prime Minister Manuel Valls' office said, after two brothers sought for the attack against the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were spotted in the region, resulting in a massive deployment of security forces.

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