12 Dead in Terrorist Attack on French Satirical Paper


A Still From Video Footage of the Shooting Shows People Running for Cover After the Gunmen Enter the Building

Three gunmen have killed 12 people in a terrorist attack on the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical paper.  The attack was in response to a 2011 series of cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed. One of the gunmen, an 18 year-old, has turned himself into police.

The other two, brothers who were “trained in Yemen as assassins” are still on the run, with anti-terror units hunting for them.  The attack was the deadliest on French soil since 1961.  Around the world, rallies have been held in support of the magazine and freedom of speech, with “Je Susi Charlie” (I am Charlie) becoming a powerful rallying cry.


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