‘WE HAVE AVENGED THE PROPHET’: Islamists Gun Down 12 Magazine Employees in Paris for ‘Mocking Muhammed’

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I fear something like this is going to happen in the US. If it does happen, hopefully there will be an armed citizen near by to be the first responder!

Twelve people have been shot dead at the headquarters of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, say police.

Two masked gunmen stormed the offices of the controversial publication, which has previously been attacked over its portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed.

They were armed with Kalashnikov rifles and are also believed to have had a rocket-propelled grenade.

According to the AFP news agency, the attackers shouted: “We have avenged the prophet.”

They are believed to have called out the victims by name.

It is reported both the publication’s editor and lead cartoonist were among those killed, as well as two police officers.

Some 20 people have also been injured, at least four seriously.

A manhunt is under way for the gunmen, who escaped after a shootout in the street with police.

Shocking footage has emerged of a wounded police officer being shot in the head as he lies on the ground, holding his hands up.

The killers then calmly return to their getaway car, which was later found abandoned.

Read more: Sky

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