Deux ou trois hommes cagoulés et lourdement armés ont ouvert le feu dans le siège du journal Charlie Hebdo vers 11 heures ce matin. Selon le dernier bilan, l’attaque aurait fait 11 morts, dont deux policiers.
Five more are critically injured
Unconfirmed reports state the nine of the dead are journalists, and two are policemen.
French President Francois Hollande has said ‘France is in shock from a terrorist attack.’
David Cameron described the attack as ‘sickening.We’ll be posting live updates from Yahoo News UK as soon as we get them.Police and rescue vehicles rush to the scene of the shooting in Paris earlier chrispar
A Twitter campaign pledging support to the victims and the French magazine had already gained traction within moments of the first #JeSuisCharlie hashtag being posted.
Witnesses at the magazine headquarters have described the scene on social media.Peter Allen wrote: „Bullet holes and smashed windows all around scene of Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Police sirens non-stop as terrorist alert raised to max.”
In one video from the scene, the narrator is heard to say „They’re leaving now”, seconds after shots ring out.”Shush, they’re there, they’re there,” a man replies quickly, before shouting and another volley of gunfire is heard.Maybe we should ban terrorism like we banned guns. That should stop all this nonsense..
guns.That should stop all this nonsense..This is the last tweet posted on the Charlie Hebdo account. It appears to mock the leader of ISIS, wishing him ‘good health and best wishes’Unverified reports have claimed that gunmen in one Paris social media video were heard shouting ‘Allahou Akbar’, which translates as ‘God is great’.Another unverified claim on Twitter has stated that gunmen ‘knew names and were specifically asking for those people’.Shocking video footage has started to emerge on social media, which appears to show masked gunmen shooting people dead. The footage is extremely graphic – so we won’t be publishing it here – and details are still emerging from this shocking breaking story.David Chour told the BBC from close to the scene: „A lot of people from the shops heard a lot of gunshots.”Two guys entered with Kalashnikov guns and shot the people. I haven’t seen them directly but people around said they just went away.Matgoa@MatgoaPortes closes @lemondefr, quatre policiers sont venus voir le vigile #CharlieHebdoJan. 7, 2015 32 minutes agoThe key quotes from French President Francois Hollande:– We are looking for the perpetrators of this crime. France is today in shock, in front of a terrorist attack.- This newspaper was threatened several times in the past. We need to show that we are a united country. We have to be firm, we have to be strong.- We are at a very difficult moment. Several terrorist attacks have been impeded during the previous weeks. We are threatened because we are a country of freedom.- We fight threats and we will punish the attackers.Francois Hollande has said that although ’11 people were killed’, ‘at least 40 people have been saved’