Paris media attack kills 4 cartoonists including chief editor: Judicial source

A file photo taken on March 15, 2006 shows members of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, including cartoonists (first row, from L) Cabu and Charb, Tignous (C) and Honore (R) posing at the then headquarters of the weekly in Paris. At least 12 people were killed, including cartoonists Charb, Wolinksi, Cabu and Tignous, when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the Paris offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015.

PARIS - Some of the best-known cartoonists in France were among the 12 killed when gunmen stormed the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday, a judicial source said.

Editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb, and the cartoonists known as Cabu, Tignous and Wolinski were killed in the attack on the paper, which gained notoriety for repeatedly publishing caricatures of the prophet Mohammed.

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