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Charlie Hebdo Attack, 2015

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Date:- 7 January 2015

Number of deaths:- 12

Non-fatal injuries:- 11 Persons

Perpetrator:- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Attack type:- Mass shooting

Locations:- France, 11th arrondissement of Paris

Weapons:- Grenade, Rocket launcher

Target:- Charlie Hebdo employees


 

France is emerging from one of its worst security crises in decades after three days of attacks by gunmen brought bloodshed to the metropolis Paris and its surrounding areas. It began with a massacre at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday 7 January and finished with a huge police operation and two sieges two days later.

 

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On Wednesday 7 January, at 11:30 a.m. (5:30 a.m. ET) a car pulling up outside the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris' 11th district. Two people got out. They were dressed in black, carried what appeared to be automatic arms and had their faces covered.

The mobster asked maintenance men where the magazine office was and opened fire, killing one of the workers.

They built their way to the office on the second floor and headed to the newsroom, opening fire again, killing 10 people this time. The worker of the magazine, which is published each Wednesday, was in a lunchtime editorial meeting when the gunmen blast in. Hebdo's editor and a police officer who was in charge of protecting him were among those killed.

The mobster asked for exclusive people by name before killing them, said a doctor who helped the injured. Dr. Gerald Kierzek said the gunmen divided the men from the women before inauguration fire. The shooting was not a random spray of bullets, he said, but more of a purity execution.

The mobster left the building and drove off with a third suspect, encountering and exchanging fire with police three times. A second police officer was shot and killed in the last exchange.

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo attack by terrorists Wednesday in Paris had a history of publishing Contentious cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that angered Muslim leaders in France, the Middle East and other parts of the worlds. The magazine for years received threats from social media users because depictions of the prophet are unaccredited in Islam.

 

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At least 12 people were killed Wednesday after mobster stormed Charlie Hebdo's central Paris office, prompting France to raise its terror threat level covering in 2011.

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