Paris Magazine Charlie Hebdo was shocked as hooded individuals attacked suddenly and killed 12 before fleeing into the streets of Paris. The Wednesday attack is being considered a terrorist attack. Reports mention the attackers yelling “Allahu Akbar,” which means God is great.
The French authorities have begun a manhunt and are vowing to bring those behind the attack to justice. According to Paris Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman, three of the suspects in the attack have been identified, two of which are brothers.
The terrorist attack will be remembered on Thursday, as it will be a national day of mourning. For three days flags will be at half-staff.
France has already seen rallies for the event, giving support to the Charlie Hebdo staff and those involved. One editor, Stephane Charbonnier was killed in the attack, as were two police officers. In total 12 have been killed and 11 have been injured, four of which are currently in “serious condition.”
By Garrett Jutte
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