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12 shot dead in Paris attack on satirical newspaper

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 01:31

Twelve people including two police officers are killed in a shooting at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Mana Rabiee reports.

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A frantic scene outside the Paris offices of a French satyrical newspaper. Police say black-hooded gunmen shot twelve people dead at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, ten of them journalists and two others police officers. Another ten people were also injured in the attack, which one police official described as "carnage". A witness described two gunmen as entering the offices with rifles and opening fire. He says the men were seen fleeing the building. French President Francois Hollande headed to the scene of the attack and British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the assault. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: "While details are still unclear I know that this house and this country stands united with the French people in our opposition to all forms of terrorism and we stand squarely for free speech and democracy and these people will never be able to take us off those values." Charlie Hebdo has always courted controversy -- its latest tweet on its Twitter account mocks the leader of the Islamic State. It's not the first time the publication came under attack. It was firebombed in 2011 -- police say after publishing cartoons lampooning Muslim leaders and the Prophet Mohammad. The French government says it's raised the security level to the highest notch, although the country has already been on high alert. Last year, Islamist militants called for attacks on French citizens and interests -- as reprisal for French military strikes on Islamist strongholds in the Middle East and Africa.

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12 shot dead in Paris attack on satirical newspaper

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 01:31