#AceNewsServices – FRANCE:Jan.07: Eleven people have been killed after two gunmen opened fire in the headquarters of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in central Paris, Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed.
Police so far confirm the death of one journalist, AP reports. Three officers have been wounded.
“About a half an hour ago 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 Prophet Mohammed in 2011.
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