Twelve people were killed in terrorist attack on Paris magazine

Twelve people were confirmed killed and 10 wounded, five critically, by two heavily armed gunmen who burst into the headquarters of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in central Paris. Wednesday. This was the bloodiest and most carefully organized Islamic terrorist attack in the French capital in recent times. The two terrorists were masked, clad in black and armed with AK-47 assault rifles and possibly an RPG. They left after a few minutes and were tackled by police in the street. They killed two policemen who tackled them and escaped in a getaway car after which they hijacked another vehicle. The magazine recently lampooned Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In 2012 it ran irreverent cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad..President Francois Hollande, arrived at the scene. He warned that the number of casualties could rise. He also revealed that a number of terrorists attacks had been foiled in recent weeks without details.

The French cabinet holds an emergency meet shortly. France has raised its terror alert to the highest level and a massive manhunt launched for the gunmen.

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