At least 12 people killed in attack at French satirical magazine office

Posted at 7:16 AM, Jan 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-07 07:36:32-05

At least 12 people were killed and four were seriously wounded in Wednesday’s attack at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, French President Francois Hollande told reporters.

“This is a terrorist attack, there is no doubt about this,” he said.

The French government raised the country’s security alert system to its highest level Wednesday after the attack, according to French media.

Two heavily armed men entered the Charlie Hebdo office and opened fire inside, SPG police union spokesman Luc Poignant told CNN affiliate BFMTV.

He said at least three police officers were injured. The Paris mayor’s office said at least six people were wounded, according to BFMTV.

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