Dammartin-en-Goele, France (CNN) – Two intense standoffs with gunmen were underway in and around Paris early Friday afternoon -- one involving the two brothers wanted in the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the other a hostage situation at a kosher grocery store near eastern Paris' Porte de Vincennes.
It was not immediately known if the two situations were related, but both underscored France's nightmare and anti-terrorism fight.
The hostage situation spurred police anti-terror units and the French internal security directorate, known as the DGSI, to race to the scene in eastern Paris, the city's prosecutor's office said. Hostages were taken after a shooting there or nearby.
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