As many as three shooters yelling “Allahu Akbar!” are being sought following the 11:30 a.m. attack at Charlie Hebdo, the publication known for challenging Muslim terrorists with a 2011 caricature of Prophet Muhammed on its cover and which recently tweeted a cartoon of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Two policemen and several journalists – including the cartoonist behind the weekly publication’s provocative images, were among the dead.
The gunmen fled in a stolen car, and may have quickly ditched it and disappeared into the French capital’s subway system, according to reports. A pedestrian was injured by the terrorist’s vehicle, and there has been a second shootout, according to Le Figaro.
British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the attack and vowed solidarity with France.