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Terrorists strike controversial French magazine office

Terror attack in France leads to twelve dead

A terror attack on Wednesday in Paris killed 12 and wounded 10 at the the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo.” Gunmen stormed the offices before firing automatic weapons. Witnesses say they heard the attackers shout “Allah Akbar,” an Islamic phrase that means “God is great.” Authorities say the shooters were carrying Kalashnikov’s and were being sought following the 11:30 a.m. attack. The magazine is known to have created a caricature of the Prophet Muhammed on its cover and which recently tweeted a cartoon of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Seven journalists including the one responsible for the controversial images, were among the dead.

The gunmen fled in a stolen car, and may have quickly ditched it and disappeared into the French capital’s subway system, according to reports. French President Francois Hollande labeled the attack as an act of terrorism and claimed that several other attacks had been prevented. Hollande added that the publication had been threatened in the past and was already under police protection and surveillance. Hollande said France’s terror alert level is being raised to its highest level and promised the assailants would be brought to justice. Read more at Examiner.com

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