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Sonia Gandhi condemns attack on Paris magazine office

India Blooms News Service | | 07 Jan 2015, 09:11 pm
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IBNS): Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday condemned the attack in Paris magazine office which killed 12 people and said she was shocked by the 'audacity of gruesome act'.

"Shocked at audacity of gruesome act, Smt.Gandhi said extremism & intolerance will never be able to curb freedom of expression...and will only result in perpetuation of violence: Congress President Smt.Sonia Gandhi on terror attack in #Paris," the Congress tweeted.

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday opened fire and shot down at least 12 people in Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The attack left about 20 people injured.

Four senior cartoonists including Editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier were killed in the attack.

French President Francois Hollande said the incident was “undoubtedly a terrorist attack."

The attackers fled the building and could not be traced yet.

France raised its security alert to the highest level and reinforced security at places of worship, shops, media offices, and transportation, said reports.

Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics and jokes.

It had earlier courted controversy with its take on news and current affairs.