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"And we have created from WATER every living thing. Will they not then believe?", Q 21:30


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

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Paris shooting: Cartoonists, chief editor among victims

PARIS: Some of the best-known cartoonists in France were among the 12 killed when gunmen stormed the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday, a judicial source said.

Editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb, and the cartoonists known as Cabu, Tignous and Wolinski were killed in the attack on the paper, which gained notoriety for repeatedly publishing caricatures of the prophet Mohammed.

Hooded gunmen stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades.

The magazine is renowned for courting controversy with satirical attacks on political and religious leaders and has published numerous cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammad. The last tweet on its account mocked Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the militant Islamic State, which has taken control of large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

"This is a terrorist attack, there is no doubt about it," President Francois Hollande told reporters after rushing to the scene of the attack. His government raised France's security level to the highest notch and scheduled an emergency cabinet meeting.

The gunmen fled towards the eastern Paris suburbs after holding up a car, police officials said.

"There is possibility of other attacks and other sites are being secured," Police union official Rocco Contento said. – AFP


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