Shooting in Paris - level 3

Shooting in Paris - level 3

12-01-2015 07:00

At least twelve people have been killed and ten injured in a shooting at the headquarters of a magazine in France.

Two masked gunmen reportedly stormed into the Parisian office of a satirical weekly magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

Police have confirmed that one journalist and two police officers were among those who died during the attack. Four people have been seriously injured.

A manhunt is now underway for the killers who were heavily armed and escaped after a shootout in the street with police.

French President Hollande has called the attack barbaric and France has now raised its national security level to the highest notch.

The controversial publication has been attacked in the past for publishing a cartoon that made jokes about Muslim leaders. It also caused a stir after publishing a series of satirical cartoons of Mohammed in September 2012.

Difficult words: headquarters (offices), reportedly (according to what some say), storm (to attack), manhunt (a search for someone who did something bad), armed (having guns or weapons), notch (level), controversial (when something makes people have strong opinions about something), stir (a situation when people talk about something a lot).


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