This is a developing story and it has global ramifications ..
At least 12 now dead after what the nation of France is considering a terror attack..two of the dead are police officers..
The shooting took place at the offices of the magazine CHARLIE HEBDO.. that magazine has been running satirical images mocking Mohammed recently..
Kim Hjelmgaard of USA TODAY writes,
Armed gunmen wearing black hoods stormed the offices of the publication in a suburb of the city before firing automatic weapons in a scene police described as “carnage,” local media reported. The attackers were heard shouting “Allahu Akbar,” an Islamic phrase that means “God is great.”
The masked men who went into the name and asked for specific names before the shooting began walked out and got away..
Minutes before the shooting, CHARLIE HEBDO tweeted a satirical image of Mohammed.. Moments later their office building was under siege and the murderous rampage took place..
There is also video of the attacks.. raw video showcasing the shootings.. Originally, the media reported that they had video but chose, initially,not to air footage. That self imposed embargo has been obliterated after the video streamed online millions of times over already.. in the footage, sounds of gunfire can be clearly heard, as can frequent shouts of Allahu Akbar..
Jean Cabut, a graphic artist known to readers by his pen name Cabu, and Stéphane Charbonnier, the magazine’s editor in chief known by his pseudonym Charb, were among the dead, the police said..
Since the attack, a car bombing has made news in Paris.. French media reports indicate that an explosion took place outside of a Synagogue in Sarcellas.. There is video of the aftermath of the car bombing here..
Three terror suspects are on the loose..