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UPDATE: Suspects Identified In Paris Attack 

French authorities say they have identified the suspects in today's deadly attack at a Paris magazine that left 12 people dead.  CNN is citing the deputy mayor of Paris as saying two of the suspects are brothers.  There are unconfirmed reports that arrests have been made.  

UPDATE: Obama Strongly Condemns Paris Shooting

Speaking at the White House, the President called the shooting spree cowardly and evil.  He also called it an attack on the free press.  At least a dozen people at a Paris magazine were shot dead by hooded gunmen with assault weapons earlier today.  Several more were wounded, some of them critically. 

Obama offered the nation's thoughts and prayers to victims and their families and said the U.S. stands in solidarity with France.  He noted that the U.S. has offered to help France in hunting down and bringing those responsible to justice.  

Original Story

(NEWSER) – Twelve people have been killed in an attack on the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in central Paris, per a police rep; the toll includes 10 journalists and two police officers. A witness to today's attack tells the iTele network that he saw two men armed with Kalashnikovs enter the office: "A few minutes later we heard lots of shots." Says police rep Rocco Contento, "It's carnage." The latest:

  • Contento put the number of attackers at three, and says they exited the scene in a car driven by a fourth person; the group then left their vehicle in Paris' northeast, he says, where they hijacked a second car.
  • President Francois Hollande, who quickly arrived on the scene, called it an "an exceptional act of barbarism," per the Guardian; he noted that France has prevented several other attacks "in recent weeks." Contento says the magazine had upped its security recently due to an uptick in threats.

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