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France issues first charges against 4 in terror attacks over links to gunman at kosher market

  • Prosecutor Yvon Calvet, right, and a top police official in Montpellier, Gilles Souliers, address the media during a press conference held at the court house in Beziers, southern France, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The mayor of the southern French town of Beziers says five Chechens have been arrested in the region, including one with a cache of explosives. Prosecutor Yvon Calvet told Midi Libre, the local paper, that it wasn't immediately clear whether a terror attack was planned. France has been on high alert since three days of terror in the Paris region left 20 people dead, including the three gunmen. (AP Photo/Jean-Paul Bonincontro)

    Prosecutor Yvon Calvet, right, and a top police official in Montpellier, Gilles Souliers, address the media during a press conference held at the court house in Beziers, southern France, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The mayor of the southern French town of Beziers says five Chechens have been arrested in the region, including one with a cache of explosives. Prosecutor Yvon Calvet told Midi Libre, the local paper, that it wasn't immediately clear whether a terror attack was planned. France has been on high alert since three days of terror in the Paris region left 20 people dead, including the three gunmen. (AP Photo/Jean-Paul Bonincontro)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Belgian security officer talks with a woman as he patrols near the Palace of Justice, where suspects wanted in Belgium on terrorism-related charges are set to appear before the federal court, in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The suspects were picked up in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in Verviers, in which two suspected terrorists were killed. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    A Belgian security officer talks with a woman as he patrols near the Palace of Justice, where suspects wanted in Belgium on terrorism-related charges are set to appear before the federal court, in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The suspects were picked up in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in Verviers, in which two suspected terrorists were killed. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman walks with two dogs as a Belgian security officers patrols near the Palace of Justice, where suspects wanted in Belgium on terrorism-related charges are set to appear before the federal court, in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The suspects were picked up in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in Verviers, in which two suspected terrorists were killed. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    A woman walks with two dogs as a Belgian security officers patrols near the Palace of Justice, where suspects wanted in Belgium on terrorism-related charges are set to appear before the federal court, in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The suspects were picked up in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in Verviers, in which two suspected terrorists were killed. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

French prosecutors say four men are the first to be charged in connection with three days of terror in the Paris region that left 20 people dead, including three gunmen.

Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said Wednesday that four men were handed preliminary charges overnight of association with terrorism. They are suspected of providing logistical support to Amedy Coulibaly, one of the terrorists killed by police. They were jailed until a further investigation.

Coulibaly shot a policewoman to death on the outskirts of Paris and then killed four hostages at a kosher supermarket. The attacks started with the Jan. 7 massacre at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.