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Video Shows Charlie Hebdo Gunmen Firing on Cops from Getaway Car

A video obtained by Reuters shows Cherif and Said Kouachi shooting at a police car from their getaway car after the Jan. 7 attack on Charlie Hebdo.

The attackers behind last week's massacre at a Paris magazine fired on police and shouted "We have avenged the Prophet Mohammad" and "al Qaeda Yemen" before speeding from the scene in their getaway car, a video obtained by Reuters shows. The footage, shot from the rooftop of a building soon after the Jan. 7 assault on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, shows brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, hooded and clad in black, reloading their automatic rifles next to a black Citroen. A police car approaches, the men open fire on it, then it backs away. The brothers can then be seen getting into the car and speeding away, shooting at the police a second time.

The police car was presumably struck by several bullets, but the officers inside were not hurt, Reuters reported. The Kouachi brothers killed two police officers, including one who encountered them on the street after the magazine attack. That killing was also caught on video. It was not clear whether the new video captures the Kouachis before or after the killing of the officer, Reuters reported. The brothers were killed during a raid a last Friday.

— Jon Schuppe with Reuters