Death Toll in Charlie Hebdo Attack Climbs to 12, 10 Wounded

World » EU | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 14:57
Bulgaria: Death Toll in Charlie Hebdo Attack Climbs to 12, 10 Wounded French President Francois Hollande leaves the Elysee Palace to visit the site of an attack after armed men opened fire at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, France, 07 January 2015.

At least twelve people have died and ten have been injured in a gunmen raid on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, according to Paris officials.

Some of the wounded are in a critical condition. Reportedly, two of those injured are police officers.

Charlie Hebdo's lawyers says four well-known French cartoonists - Cabu, Wollinski, Charb and Tignous - were killed in the attack.

Witness reports aired by the English-language French TV station France24 suggest that at least two black-hooded men took part in the assault.

France's President Francois Hollande has called what he describes as "undoubtedly a terrorist attack" as an act "of exceptional brutality".

The developments follow Charlie Hebdo's Twitter release of a caricature portraying Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State.

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