Satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo 11 Dead in Shooting - UPDATING NEWS

#CharlieHebdo UPDATE January 8

A large police deployed since the beginning of the afternoon around Villiers-Coterets (Aisne). The ministry denies having located the suspects in the shooting that killed 12 people yesterday in "Charlie Hebdo"

#CharlieHebdo: the noose tightens around two Franco-Algerians
Charlie Hebdo Authors of the attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo - to orient in Reims and Pantin. The elite unit of the police would be in Reims. Judicial Police services are also on site. According to L'Union information, the three individuals were identified and one of them would Reims. Searches are underway in Reims.

UPDATE Paris police now put death toll from attack at 12

Xavier Castaing, head of communications for the Paris police prefecture, confirmed the deaths in the shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly that been repeatedly threatened for publishing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, among other controversial sketches.

Charlie Hebdo is a controversial French satirical newspaper that was under attack over the publication of caricatures of Muslim leaders and Prophet Mohammed in 2011.

This is not the first attack against the headquarters of magazine Charlie Hebdo, which has sparked controversy in the past by publishing controversial cartoons, including that of the Prophet Mohammed. A firebomb gutted the building in November 2011 after one such cartoon.

Masked gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 11 people before escaping, police and a witness said.
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"About a half an hour ago two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs. A few minutes later we heard lots of shots," a witness told local TV station iTele, adding that the men were then seen fleeing the building.

French President Francois Hollande was headed to the scene, and top government officials planned an emergency meeting.

Hollande said 11 people were dead and four more are “between life and death”.

Luc Poignant, an official of the SBP police union, said the attackers escaped in two vehicles.

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Five of the injured were in a critical condition, said the spokesman.

Separately, the government said it was raising France's national security level to the highest notch.

Today France is confronted with a shock, a terrorist attack, there is no doubt about that. Against a magazine that had been threatened repeatedly and that was being protected.