Monitoring Desk: At least 12 persons including two policemen and cartoonist Cabu were killed while 12 wounded when two unknown gunmen entered headquarters of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo and started killing staff members while shouting “Allah Akbar” (translation from Arabic as God is Great).
It may be mentioned that Salafi Muslim terrorists all over the world usually Call this phrase before killing people. This newspaper was under threat since its cartoonist Cabu published cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.
According to Dispatch News Desk news agency the newspaper headquarters were firebombed and its website was hacked in November 2011, after a spoof issue featuring a caricature of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on its cover.
In February 2006, a Cabu cartoon which appeared on the cover of Charlie Hebdo in response to the Danish cartoons affair caused more controversy and a lawsuit. It depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad, under the caption “Muhammad overwhelmed by fundamentalists.
The French president confirmed that 11 persons were killed and four sustained critical injuries while at least 40 were “saved.”
The numbers of victims is likely to rise, Hollande added.
Hollande further said that “several terrorist attacks have been prevented in recent weeks.”
Reuters reported that the French government said that it was raising national security level to the highest notch.