Theyre well-equipped, with weapon slings. They are moving quickly and appear to be physically fit. This doesnt equal a group of rogue, angry guys, he said. Still, the attack wasn’t flawless, according to a witness who tweeted shortly after the incident that the attackers nearly shoot up the wrong office. “Question: assassins were as calm as professionals, but hadn’t located the offices of Charlie Hebdo. They took the wrong staircase first,” Yve Cresson, who works for a neighboring media company where he said the attackers first appeared, said on Twitter.
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Some parents picked up their children from a nearby nursery school early.Residents of the high-rises around the weekly publication took to their cellphones, describing the scene from their balconies. Charlie Hebdo has been targeted before for satirizing radical Islam just one of many subjects it has mocked. And this is not the first time their neighborhood has turned into a police scene. The newspaper was firebombed in 2011, after it published a “sharia” issue which named the prophet Muhammad “editor-in-chief.” The cover featured a cartoon of the prophet that promised 100 lashes if you dont lie laughing! The magazine’s last tweet before today’s attack mocked Abu Bakr al-Baghadi, the proclaimed leader of the Islamic State. ALREADY ON EDGE No one has claimed responsibility for the act.But many in Paris are operating under the assumption that Muslim extremists are behind the massacre. France and the rest of Europe are on edge over the threat of terrorism, especially as many European citizens have joined jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.Just before Christmas, three separate attacks spooked the nation. In one, a man yelled Allahu Akbar” before striking pedestrians in the eastern city of Dijon.
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Gunmen in Charlie Hebdo Attack in Paris Likely ‘Well Trained,’ Experts Say – ABC News
Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images PHOTO: Firefighters push a stretcher outside the headquarters of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan. 7, 2015. PHOTOS: Deadly Shooting at France Satirical Newspaper Office Steve Gomez, former head of the Counter-Terrorism Division for the FBI in Los Angeles, said that the attack appeared markedly different from recent lone wolf attacks, such as the deadly incident in Ottawa in October. Many lone wolves are looking to die. Those are suicide operations. This, Paris, isnt a suicide mission, said Gomez, an ABC News consultant.
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