12 Dead In Attack On French Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo
At least 12 people, including ten journalists and two police officers, are reported dead in an attack by gunmen on the Paris offices of left wing satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo ('Charlie Weekly') on Wednesday morning. Le Parisien reports that cartoonists Stephane 'Charb' Charbonnier, Jean 'Cabu' Cabut, Georges Wolinski, and Bernhard 'Tignous' Verlhac are among the dead. Charb was also the magazine's editor-in-chief. At least ten more were injured in the attack, with five said to be in critical condition. The same magazine was firebombed in 2011 following the publication of a satirical cartoon featuring the prophet Muhammed.