Fear gripped residents in a wooded region of northern France Thursday where security forces hunted two brothers suspected of waging a Paris magazine massacre.
Helicopters buzzed overhead as elite police and paramilitary forces in their hundreds combed through an area in the Aisne region where the fugitives thought to be behind Wednesday's bloodbath were spotted earlier.
Police searched garden huts, garages and anywhere else they could be hiding.
Wearing black bulletproof vests and heavy helmets, the security forces repeated the same routine again and again -- four or five of them silently surrounded a building, while two others pointed their automatic rifles, ready to shoot if the suspects tried to burst out.
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