Terror In The City Of Love: 12 Killed In Paris

Terror In The City Of Love: 12 Killed In Paris

 Gunmen reported to be terrorists stormed into a French satirical magazine named Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people hours ago.

Map of the scene of attack  

The gunmen wore mask and stormed into the office with assault rifles before shooting a police officer in the street.

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As of now, authorities have said that the attackers were two males and they shouted: "we have avenged the Prophet Muhammad".

French President Francois Hollande said there was no doubt it had been a terrorist attack "of exceptional barbarity".

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Paris is filled up with Police officer who are on the prowl to catch the terrorists, alive or dead.

French President Francois Hollande said: "This is an act of exceptional barbarism"

Charlie Hebdo has always been controversial and had been fire-bombed in November 2011 a day after it carried a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

The last tweet by Charlie Hebdo's account was a drawing of  Islamic State militant group leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

A witness video which appeared online, shows the gunmen shoot down a police officer and then shoot him dead as he lay down with his hands in the air.

President Hollande told reporters: "We are threatened because we are a country of liberty," he added, appealing for national unity.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the attack and said: "The murders in Paris are sickening. We stand with the French people in the fight against terror and defending the freedom of the press."

Injured receiving treatment

An eyewitness, Benoit Bringer, told French TV channel Itele: "Two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs. A few minutes later we heard lots of shots." 

Another man, Gilles Boulanger, who works in the same building said: "A neighbour called to warn me that there were armed men in the building and that we had to shut all the doors.

"And several minutes later, there were several shots heard in the building from automatic weapons firing in all directions. So then we looked out of the window and saw the shooting was on Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, with the police. It was really upsetting. You'd think it was a war zone."

The French Police warned the country to be on alert and pay attention to security, there are up too 1.7 million Muslims in Paris.

Source: Legit.ng

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