Posted by DrJohn on 7 January, 2015 at 4:05 am. 4 comments already!


PARIS—Armed men stormed the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday morning, killing “at least 10 people” and injuring more, said a police officer.

The men opened fire inside the magazine’s offices using automatic AK-47 rifles before fleeing, said the officer.

In November 2011, Charlie Hebdo’s headquarters were gutted by fire, hours before a special issue of the weekly featuring the Prophet Muhammad appeared on newsstands. Since then, the weekly moved to a new location, which was guarded by police, who were also shot at Wednesday morning.

The 2011 fire caused no injuries but spurred debate over press freedom and religious tolerance in France, which is home to Europe’s largest Muslim population.


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