11 killed in France as gunmen storm office of satirical newspaper

At least 11 people have been killed after two masked gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs stormed the office of a French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris on Wednesday.

French President Francoise Hollande said 11 people had been killed while four others were critically injured. He said 40 people had been taken to safety.

The Chief of Paris police, Xavier Castaing, also said 11 people have been confirmed killed in the shooting.

Some of those killed were journalists, and at least two police personnel also died in the attack, officials said.
The attackers remained at large after fleeing the scene.

French news channel, France Info, quoted a witness, Benoît Bringer, who said he watched the attack from a nearby building.

“About a half an hour ago, two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs. A few minutes later, we heard lots of shots,” Mr. Bringer said.

Mr. Bringer told the station that he saw the hooded men fleeing the building soon after.

President Hollande who alongside French Interior Minister, said the incident was “undoubtedly a terrorist attack of exceptional barbarity” and ordered that the country’s terrorist alert status level to be increased to the highest level.

He said several terrorist attacks have been prevented recently. Security has been increased in places of worship, news organisations and transport stations, which are often targeted by terrorists.

Charlie Hebdo’s tweet appeared to tease the leader of the Islamic State militant group, ISIS.

In the past, the newspaper stirred outrage among some Muslims after it published a satire of Prophet Muhammad and Islam.

In 2011 its offices were firebombed after it published a cartoon of the prophet on its cover promising “100 lashes if you don’t die laughing!”


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  • Oleku

    Islam is a pain in the ass, really!

    • amazing2012

      Do you ask why do they provoke them ? I am not a Muslim but I believed the way and manner people provoked them made all these to happen. Why should you provoke them ?Another problem is that it is difficult to diferenciates between Christian and pagan by attitudes and manners. The two see no difference to themselves, hence th provocative attitude by both Christians and pagans. Where most of unfaithful behaviour come out, christians will still stand by it/pagans. A true Christian cannot provoke, mock, humiliates or disgrace someone. To me, not only living with Muslims but to live in peace with one another we should learn how to tolerate untolerable and never provoke those that get provoked easily.

      • Kitunde

        But, how many times are Christians mocked and even Christ ridiculed? Should we now murder the perps? The problem is, there is a pattern -that is what i find unacceptable…Let the God you serve defend himself if in your heart you believe you have a living God.

        • amazing2012

          Yes you are right, but if christians are tolerant does not mean others must be same. To me we just have to learn each others temperament and anger status.

          • Otile

            You are a terrorist. Go and preach your taqiyya to Israelis. Tolerate killing my foot.

          • Kitunde

            Ok…we can not all have the same temperament agreed, but we must all strive to act within precincts of law and human decency.What we must avoid is the penchant to give reasons for people committing unimaginable crimes against humanity…..There is no way it can be explained away by levels temperament.

      • omo56

        You asked “Why should you provoke them” People who emigrate to any
        society must live with the culture and tradition of their host and or adopted
        country. The West has no “sacred cows” and anyone or anything
        can be mocked. As much as I disagree with the publisher of the paper,
        they are doing this in their own country. Why should they change
        to accommodate those who move to the West for better lives?
        These Muslims can always return to their country of birth or from
        where their parents came from and live under Islamic rule and tradition.

        • Otile

          Islamic fools_ cannot reason this way.

    • victor amadi

      islam? the killers killed becos of a lunch of a novel that said a Muslim will be president in France 2022, in anger to that novel, the shooters are those who dislike Muslims and they are not Muslims.

      • Otile

        How do you know what the killers have in mind?

        I hate when Yoruba Muslims hide under Igbo names to defend Islamic atrocities. Awon odale

        • Alcindo Satori

          This is a reminder not to vote for buhrai/APC/Tinubu etc

        • comradejoe

          Don’t even mind him, he is turning the story upside down. The killers are Islamic terrorists as alledged in the news. Even here in UK, the British parliament has enacted a law against any1 leaving UK to Iraq or Syria that are from those countries or core moslem countries, should arrested n tried or jail directly the moment they return back to UK and their trips are found to be suspicious. The reason is to avoid a situation whereby they will become a security threat to the UK now or d future

      • Ade

        The killer shouted Allahu kubar before shooting according to fox news? must they call the name of satan before killing innocent lives

  • Awarawa

    No matter the provocation, nobody, I repeat under the guise of religion or whatever is entitled to take the life of another. Muslim should learn how to be tolerant of others and allow their god to avenge himself…

  • Babandum

    Has is it been proven that the attackers were muslims? Guys, free yourself from hate and enjoy life while it lasts.

    • comradejoe

      I am disappointed in you as a person. Your comment shows that you are educated atleast to read an article with understanding. It made reference to what happened in 2011 and the ISIS as an Islamic terrorist organisation is been mentioned by the writer, do you think they are like Nigerian journalists that write news without investigation to know the direction of events?

      • Alcindo Satori

        He is Yoruba! What do you expect?

    • Ade

      the killer shouted the name of devil allahu kubar before the killings

  • dan

    If this had happened in Nigeria people of low mind will have started calling the President all manner of names.

    • Alcindo Satori

      This is a reminder not to vote for buhrai/APC?Tinubu etc.

  • Otile

    Mohammedan fanatics like @amazing2012 will always lie to us that Islam is a religion of peace, that Christians must tolerate Islamic killing to ensure that peace. He can swear by the Qu-ran that he is not even speaking as a muslim, meaning he is not speaking for his fellow muslims. But when he sees his fellow muslims he shouts in a loud voice Assalamu Alaikum Jama’a.

    @amazing2012 is right in a way. If Christians continue tolerating Islamic killing and don’t retaliate, there will always be peace, but peace of the graveyard. In the meantime, Mohammedans continue with your deception: Islam is a religion of peace.

  • omo56

    Muslims worship a god they describe as The Exceedingly Merciful and The Exceedingly Gracious. Is their god aware of what is being done in his name? If Allah is truly gracious and merciful, how come his followers do not exhibit the traits attributed to him?

  • Alcindo Satori

    A word, they say, is enough for the wise. Everyday, we’re reminded of reasons not to vote for buhari/APC/jihad etc.

  • Kokori

    No distractions pls. Where is the certiPicate?

  • Alcindo Satori

    We are completely inundated across the world everyday with the horrors of terrorists/sharia. 1400+ years of Jihad and nothing has changed, they still want death to all who oppose their false doctrine… And yet, Nigerians are being cajoled by APC to vote for a known sharia supporter? And worse still, some gullible Nigerians are buying into it?? APC/shari is Satan’s masterpiece.

  • Gideon Orkar

    Buhari’s brethren doing what they know best

  • _Proudly Niger Deltan

    If what happened in 2011 should happen again in 2015, if I lose the elections again, Wallahi, I shall instruct abubakar shekau to ensure that the streets are soaked with the blood of Dogs and Baboons…..Mohammed Buhari (Certificateless APC presidential candidate )

  • _Proudly Niger Deltan


    Vanguard newspapers report that third-party investigations now reveal the following facts:

    • That, Muhammadu Buhari, by his own past admission in writing, spent less than four [4] years in primary school and did not obtain a completion certificate.

    • That, Muhammadu Buhari has no proved attendance of any secondary school, perhaps in consequence.

    •That in 1963 Muhammadu Buhari attended a 2-month basic rifle-training course at Cadet School in Aldershot, United Kingdom, which is NOT equivalent to School cert.

    • That the United States of America’s War College has confirmed in writing that it ‘..searched its records from 1980 to 1990 and there is no ‘Masters student’ name like Muhammadu Buhari (in any combination)’ – contrary to earlier claims made.

    • That these four key facts were established by the investigative initiative of a group known as South-West Democracy Circle – with offices located at 5, Njamenna Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

  • Alcindo Satori

    Notice that the APC/Buhari/Tinubu/sharia et al proponents are nowhere to be found. I can guarantee you that they’ve run to sahara reporters where no such information is disseminated. Fickle clowns!

  • _Proudly Niger Deltan

    Where is the certificate? Please just show us only Primary school certificate. We dont want Secondary again…just Primary, at least let us respect and uphold our constitution. Please, Mr Liar Mohd where art thou? Is affidavit = certificate? Wonders shall never end.

    The ‘Gbana’ major in Eko has a history of certificate forgery and ‘leaf’ peddling issues or money arising therefrom, …and now, their candidate too. Oh Nigeria!…Truly to the Dogs and Baboons.

    • Akanakpa Boys Company

      @Oleku, Oitle, Akpos1,Tawanda,……., You’ve really gone loopy. What has this story got to do with certiPicate? Grow up, monkey!!!

  • Emeka

    “Nigerian Army Invites Buhari to come get copies of what he gave them and make them available to the general public” —-See full story on REPUBLICREPORTERS website.

  • Otile

    Where are Abubakar tundemash, Dr Kay, Guguru and other Islamic defenders? They are now playing dead. Let the come forward and blame Jonathan this latest Islamic killing.

  • Etukudoh Edem

    “Hacking tutorials found in APC office, Foreigners, Minors on APC’s register….says DSS Ogar”

    My dear PT, Where is the story on the discovery of video tapes of hacking tutorials in APC’s office? Where is the Story?

  • Umar Dendi

    If anyone tells you GMB doesn’t have a Msc from the US war college….check the international fellows list

  • Umar Dendi

    A man is only as good as his word!