At Least 12 Dead in Shooting Attack on Paris Satirical Magazine

January 7, 2015 1:31 PM

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At Least 12 Dead in Shooting Attack on Paris Satirical Magazine

In France’s most brutal terror attack in memory, at least 12 people were killed in the heart of Paris, when two gunmen in black ski masks stormed the offices of the satirical Charlie Hebdo weekly newspaper and opened fire with a hail of bullets, before hijacking a car and fleeing the scene—leaving all of France deeply shaken and on high alert.

A manhunt was underway for the suspected assailants as police put into effect the Vigipirate anti-terrorism plan, which stationed officers outside all of the city’s schools, newspapers, train stations and religious sites. A “police source” confirmed to Le Monde that at least 3,000 officers were invo...

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