At least 12 people have been killed in a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper firebombed in the past after publishing cartoons joking about Muslim leaders. The police is on lookout for two armed gunmen which are still at large after carrying out the attack.
Security in various marketplaces and other crowded places in Delhi has also been beefed up after Paris terror attack. After US, the UK and French Presidents have condemned the terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo office. The death toll in the shooting incident has now risen to 12, as per the prosecutors, while several people injured in the attack remain critical.
Police said that the attackers at the magazine’s office shouted “we have avenged the prophet“. The Charlie Hebdo was known for its attacks on religions and had carried a caricature of Muslim Prophet Muhammad. Alert has been issued and police is on a lookout for two heavily armed gunmen that are on the loose.
Charlie Hebdo is also being reported to be as one of the most provocative magazine with its satires and cartoons depicting religious leaders.
French President François Hollande, after the shocking incident, has called for an emergency meeting to take stock of the situation.
Source: Zee News