PARIS,FRANCE-Two terrorists shouting “Allahu Akbar”, translated “God is Great” fired their weapons on the streets of Paris this morning and killed at least 12 journalists and 2 police officers.
The incident occurred at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, known for publishing cartoons mocking the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.
“The assassination of journalists at Charlie Hebdo, cynically targeted on press day to maximise casualties, is an attempt to assassinate the free press,” wrote Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary of the National Union of Journalists in the United Kingdom.
“Everybody here at the White House are with the families of those who were killed or injured in this attack,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in an interview this morning on MSNBC.
After the attack the gunmen fled north to Paris’ Porte de Pantin Metro Station.