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Paris Police Say 12 Dead After Shooting at Charlie Hebdo

Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 10:37:08 am

Debris outside the Charlie Hebdo office after the November 2011 attack

Eleven people were confirmed dead after a shooting at the office of a French satirical weekly in Paris, police said on Wednesday.

The death toll was confirmed by Xavier Castaing, head of communications for the Paris police prefecture, according to the Associated Press. Earlier, Luc Poignard, a police union official, said two attackers escaped in two vehicles after opening fire at Charlie Hebdo.

The magazine was attacked with petrol bombs in 2011, a day after saying that the Prophet Muhammed would be its "editor-in-chief" for its next issue.

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Update: I corrected the initial reports of 11 dead to 12 dead after reading about the BBC update in comments here, see next to the last link.

2nd update: French officials now say three, not two gunmen were involved. See bottom link.

3rd Update: Added Agency France Press link above, the youngest attacker is reported to have surrendered.