Charlie Hebdo attack: manhunt after 12 killed at Paris offices

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  2. Three attackers on the run after firing on staff and police
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Afternoon summary

Here is what we know so far, as night falls in Paris:

  • Two gunmen entered the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire. Witnesses reported seeing hooded men shouting “Allahu Akbar” and carrying pump-action Kalashnikovs. Police said three attackers were involved, including one who drove a car to the scene.
  • Twelve people have been confirmed dead – 10 Charlie Hebdo staff and two police officers. Video footage showed one of the officers being shot at close range as he lay injured on the street. Five others are seriously wounded.
  • The attackers are still at large after fleeing the magazine’s offices by car. They abandoned the car in the 19th arrondissement, near the Porte de Pantin metro station, where they hijacked another car, ordering the motorist out.
  • The French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said all measures were being taken “to neutralise these three criminals”.
  • Five of the Charlie Hebdo journalists killed in the attack have been named. They are the magazine’s editor and cartoonist, Stéphane Charbonnier, known as Charb; Bernard Maris, an economist and writer on the board of Charlie Hebdo; and three more cartoonists: Jean Cabu, Georges Wolinski and Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous.
  • Crowds are gathering in the centre of Paris and elsewhere in support of Charlie Hebdo and those killed and injured, with many carrying signs declaring#JeSuisCharlie.

Source: The Guardian