10 arrested in France suspected of arming Charlie Hebdo terrorists

Ten arrested in France over suspected connections to Charlie Hebdo attack

10 people have been arrested in connection with the Charlie Hebdo attack

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Paris prosecutors have announced 10 arrests have been made in connection to the attack on Charlie Hebdo in 2015. 

In January of that year, 12 people were shot dead and 11 others injured after two gunmen - Cherif and Said Kouachi - attacked the offices of the satirical magazine in Paris. 

The 10 people arrested are suspected of supplying weaponry to an accomplice of the Kouachi Brothers, Amedy Coulibaly.

Coulibaly later killed five after taking hostages in the Hypercacher kosher supermarket in the east of the French capital, before being shot dead by the authorities. 

The arrests began on Monday, and continued on Tuesday and Wednesday as the French police continue to investigate.