Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Paris time (the time of the newspaper’s editorial meeting, attended by key staff members), two hooded gunmen, speaking fluent French, forced a female employee to type her passcode into the door, entered and opened fire inside the newspaper’s offices. The gunmen killed the editor and at least 11 others, including two police officers, before fleeing the area via car. The gunmen stopped multiple times to fire on police. The Charlie Hebdo newspaper is known for its provocative content about Islam.


Sources: Map image: Google Earth; top right three images: amateur video footage; bottom right photo: Ian Langsdon/EPA. | THE WASHINGTON POST January 7, 2015
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