Charlie Hebdo’s Editor Killed In Attack On French Satirical Newspaper


The editor of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was killed in an attack on its central Paris offices Wednesday, the city prosecutor’s office confirmed.

Spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said the 12 dead in the attack included editor Charb, whose real name is Stéphane Charbonnier and who was one of the newspaper’s cartoonists, as well as another cartoonist who went by the pen name Cabu, according to the Associated Press.

The AP reported that two police officers were included in the death toll. Thibault-Lecuivre confirmed to the news agency that one of the slain officers was assigned to guard Charb after the editor received death threats.

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