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Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015 (AFP Photo / Philippe Dupeyrat)

At least 12 people have been killed after two gunmen opened fire in the headquarters of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in central Paris.

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Russia condemns terrorism in all of its forms said presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

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Le Figaro reports that acclaimed cartoonists Jean “Cabu” Cabut, Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier and Georges Wolinski are among the those killed in the attack.

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The Muslim Council has condemned the attack as a “barbaric act” against “democracy,” according to Le Monde.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany stands by France in this difficult moment. She added that this is not only attack on French citizens, but on freedoms of the press and free speech.

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Children are being evacuated from schools in the 11th arrondissement, where the attack occurred, Le Monde reports.

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