12 dead in Paris magazine newsroom terror attack (photo, video)

12 people including 2 police officers and 4 famous cartoonists were killed on January 7 at the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Those killed include eight journalists and editor in chief Stephane Charbonnier - he died from deadly injuries in hospital. The attack was repotedly carried out by two unidentified men in masks (the third one was outside) who had demanded the journalists to voice their names. Several people managed to hide on the roof of the building (see the Twitter photo below). There are 10 injured, including 4 in critical condition.

The attack took place as the magazine was holding its weekly editorial meeting. French media have named three cartoonists killed in the attack as Cabu, Tignous and Wolinski, as well as Charlie Hebdo contributor and French economist Bernard Maris.

Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier, 47, had received death threats in the past and was living under police protection, reports ВВС.

The world leaders have condemned the terror attack in Paris.

Photo: AFP