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Police arrested 12 people, including four women, in the Paris area who are suspected of links to last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. A bomb threat caused an hourlong evacuation of the Gare de l'Est train station in Paris. A heavily armed man took hostages at a post office in Colombes, just west of Paris, before surrendering to special forces officers; no one was hurt.
The head of cyberdefense for the French military warned that since last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, cyberattacks have been launched against some 19,000 French websites; known Islamist hacker groups carried out a number of the attacks. French and Spanish authorities are looking into possible links between jihadists in Madrid and the terrorists who attacked in Paris. President Hollande noted that Muslims are the primary victims of Islamic extremism. Two people were arrested in Paris for running down a policewoman outside the Presidential Palace.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed the Jan. 7 attack by Cherif and Said Kaouchi on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and said an attack by Amedy Coulibaly the same day on a Jewish market in Paris "coincided" with the AQAP attack. The print run for the "survivor" issue of Charlie Hebdo was expanded after three million copies sold out. Prime Minister Valls said yesterday that blasphemy will never feature in the laws of France. Since last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, the Justice Ministry has opened 37 cases involving support for terrorism and 12 for threatened terrorist acts. The Parliament has approved continuing the French airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State, and a French aircraft carrier will be deployed to the Gulf to support the US-led mission against the terrorist group.