Militants attack French newspaper in Paris, leaving 12 dead
By Khaama Press - Wed Jan 07 2015, 9:06 pm
The gunmen armed with AK-47 assault rifles and managed to escape after attacking the office.
At least two police officers and four cartoonists of the magazine are among those killed following the attack.
The French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said a manhunt is under way in Paris for the assailant militants who escaped in a car.
The four journalists of the magazine killed in the attacked have been named as Stéphane Charbonnier, cartoonists Jean Cabut, Georges Wolinski and Bernard Verlhac.
The French President Francois Hollande called the shooting a terror attack and “an act of exptional barbarity”.
No group has far claimed responsibility behind the incident. But, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist grouip has previously wanred it intends to attack France.
Charlie Hebdo has in the past published cartoons of Prophet Muhammad, causing furore among the Muslims and its offices were firebombed in 2011. The newspaper has also been poking fun at popes and presidents.