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France: 4 suspects face charges after terrorist attacks

  • New York city mayor Bill de Blasio, left,  Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, right,  and Patrick Pelloux, center, a staff member of Charlie Hebdo newspaper, react outside Charlie Hebdo offices, in Paris, Tuesday Jan.20, 2015. Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi and their friend, Amedy Coulibaly, killed 17 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher grocery and elsewhere last week.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    New York city mayor Bill de Blasio, left, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, right, and Patrick Pelloux, center, a staff member of Charlie Hebdo newspaper, react outside Charlie Hebdo offices, in Paris, Tuesday Jan.20, 2015. Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi and their friend, Amedy Coulibaly, killed 17 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher grocery and elsewhere last week.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York city mayor Bill de Blasio and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, left, lay a wreath of flowers at the site of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper attack, in Paris, Tuesday Jan.20, 2015. Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi and their friend, Amedy Coulibaly, killed 17 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher grocery and elsewhere last week.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    New York city mayor Bill de Blasio and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, left, lay a wreath of flowers at the site of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper attack, in Paris, Tuesday Jan.20, 2015. Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi and their friend, Amedy Coulibaly, killed 17 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher grocery and elsewhere last week.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York city mayor Bill de Blasio, right, greets Jewish community members prior to laying a wreath of flowers at the kosher grocery where Amedy Coulibaly killed four people in a terror attack, in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Coulibaly shot a policewoman to death on the outskirts of Paris and then seized hostages inside a kosher supermarket, killing four before he was killed by police. Yellow poster reads: Brave police officers and gendarmes, Thank you. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    New York city mayor Bill de Blasio, right, greets Jewish community members prior to laying a wreath of flowers at the kosher grocery where Amedy Coulibaly killed four people in a terror attack, in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Coulibaly shot a policewoman to death on the outskirts of Paris and then seized hostages inside a kosher supermarket, killing four before he was killed by police. Yellow poster reads: Brave police officers and gendarmes, Thank you. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

The Paris prosecutor's office says four men are facing preliminary charges after being arrested on suspicion of links to a gunman involved in France's deadliest terrorist attacks in decades.

The prosecutor's office said in a statement that five others arrested in the investigation were released without charge early Tuesday.

The four remaining suspects, all men in their 20s, will appear before an investigating judge later Tuesday. No other details were immediately available.

No one has been charged in the attacks Jan. 7-9 on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher market and police. Twenty people were killed, including the three gunmen, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.