Gunmen have killed 11 people at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in the last hour. Police are looking for two or three armed men who burst into the magazine’s offices. Reports suggest the men were asking for people by name. Four others are critically injured.
President Francois Hollande has arrived at the scene and condemned the attack. It is too early for any indication about the motive of the gunmen. The French government will hold an emergency meeting at the Elysée Palace today and Paris is on high alert. Mr Hollande has called the attack terorrism
Charlie Hebdo has been threatened in the past. It has previously published satirical cartoons critcising religion and Islamic extremism.