Gunmen shoot a wounded police officer as they flee the offices of Charlie Hebdo.
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France was in mourning Thursday as police attempted to track down the three suspected Islamist gunmen who had earlier stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper, methodically killing 12 people in the country's deadliest terror attack in half a century. Shouting "Allahu akbar" as they fired, the men also spoke fluent, unaccented French in the military-style noon-time attack on the weekly paper Charlie Hebdo, located near Paris' Bastille monument. President Francois Hollande said it was a terrorist act "of exceptional barbarism," adding that other attacks have been thwarted in France in recent weeks.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the shootings, which the Paris prosecutor said also wounded 11 people – four of them seriously – and was condemned by world leaders as an attack on freedom of expression.Both Al-Qaeda and ISIS have repeatedly threatened to attack France. Just minutes before the attack, Charlie Hebdo had tweeted a satirical cartoon of the ISIS leader giving New Year's wishes.
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