White House condemns Paris newspaper attack

White House condemns Paris newspaper attack
A general view shows firefighters, police officers and forensics gathered in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving twelve dead.

WASHINGTON - The United States said it condemned Wednesday's deadly shooting attack on a French newspaper in the "strongest possible terms."

"Everybody here at the White House are with the families of those who were killed or injured in this attack," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, speaking on MSNBC.

"Senior officials at the White House have been in close touch with their counterparts in France this morning," he added.

"The United States stand ready to work closely with the French" to help them probe the attack.

Earlier gunmen stormed the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, killing at least 12 people and chanting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest).

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