12 dead in shooting at French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Twelve people, 10 journalists and two policemen, have been killed, and 10 others wounded in the shooting massacre at the Paris headquarters of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Three of the wounded are in critical condition.
French President Francois Hollande arrived at the scene of the shooting, and will shortly hold an emergency government meeting, according to Reuters, citing a source at the president’s office.
Hollande also stated that « several terrorist attacks have been prevented in recent weeks. »
Security levels in Paris have been stepped up.
Amchai Stein, the deputy editor of Israeli IBA Channel 1, has been posting photos from the scene of the shooting.
« Two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs. A few minutes later we heard lots of shots, » a witness told local TV station iTele, adding that the men were then seen fleeing the building.
About thirty shots were fired, according to Reuters.
According to some sources, there were three armed men involved in the shooting.
A manhunt is currently underway in Paris, Le Point reported, with the anti-crime brigade (BAC) chasing two armed men in the eleventh district of Paris.
A witness told France Info media outlet that the assailants said: “We will avenge the Prophet.”
« It’s a massacre. There are dead! » an employee of the newspaper told French media outlet 20minutes, and then the call disconnected.
Charlie Hebdo is a controversial French satirical newspaper that was under attack over the publication of caricatures of Muslim leaders and the Prophet Mohammed in 2011.
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