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French police detain 9 people in search for gunmen

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Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters on Thursday that authorities have determined the suspects are the Kouachi brothers, Said, 34, and Cherif, 32.

Police in France continue hunting for the two suspects wanted in Wednesday's terror attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. 9 people have been detained in the search.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters on Thursday that authorities have determined the suspects are the Kouachi brothers, Said, 34, and Cherif, 32.

Photos taken at the attack site and an ID card left in an abandoned car led to their identities.

Their names and photos have been widely released as possible suspects.

Cazeneuve said the police have yet to locate their whereabouts, but continue to canvas wide areas. A northern French town, 80 kilometers from Paris is one location.

The interior minister said younger Cherif was found guilty in 2008 for being part of a jihadist recruitment ring in France that sent fighters to join the conflict in Iraq.

The minister added that the brothers were under police surveillance before the attack.

Their phone records and Internet logs are being examined for clues to their motives and background details.

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