Four cartoonists, including chief editor Stephane Charbonnier, are among those killed in Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. @fgeffardAFP, @France24_en Economist and writer Bernard Maris is among those killed at Hebdo offices.
Charlie Hebdo mocked the ISIS in its last tweet:
Meilleurs vœux, au fait. pic.twitter.com/a2JOhqJZJM
— Charlie Hebdo (@Charlie_Hebdo_) January 7, 2015
Paris terror attack caught on video (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES):
More video of Paris terror attack at Hebdo Magazine:
More from The New York Times:
Xavier Castaing, the head of communications for the Paris Police Headquarters, said that 11 people had died, The Associated Press reported. However, a senior French prosecutor said the toll was 12, including two police officers, in the early afternoon.
The news channel France Info quoted a witness as saying that he saw the episode from a nearby building in the heart of the French capital.
“About a half an hour ago, two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs,” the witness, Benoît Bringer, told the station.
“A few minutes later, we heard lots of shots,” he said, adding that the men were then seen fleeing the building.
Mr. Castaing, the police spokesman, said that the three armed men, wearing masks, had forced their way into the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and had fired indiscriminately at people in the lobby, hitting many. He said that they were carrying AK-47 weapons, and that the attack had lasted several minutes before the attackers fled by car.
The police said that an abandoned car used by the gunmen had been discovered by police in the 20th Arrondissement of Paris, a neighborhood with a large immigrant population.
— AFP Photo Department (@AFPphoto) January 7, 2015
Separately, the “headquarters of media group PRISA is being evacuated in Madrid after suspect package was received.” — Breaking News
— Daniel Basteiro (@basteiro) January 7, 2015