Charlie Hebdo, the french Satirical Magazine office has been attacked by the gunmen in the heart of Paris, where gunmen were seen wielding automatic machine guns and shooting at security forces on the ground by videos that went viral through Instagram and Twitter.
French President addressing media shortly after the attack described the attack as a terrorist attack and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice. He described the attack not only on journalists but liberty.
Following the attack Paris has been put on high alert. Many countries have joined condemning the attack.
Magazine office has been reported to be firebombed earlier in 2011 for publishing religion caricatures. Latest fatalities reported to be 12 people and several others critically injured.
Magazine's Editor-in-chief is reportedly killed in the attack.
Charlie Hebdo reporting by Le Monde
Attack on Charlie Hebdo - Le Point
UPDATE : Friday Jan 09 2015
Paris Terror Suspects want 'martyr' death
Paris terror suspects are reported to be holed up near Paris at Dammartin-en-Goele. Security forces are reported to be in talks with the suspects. There are possible hostages taken.
There are reports of another hostage situation in eastern Paris where a gunman has taken hostages in a Kosher market. Police have reportedly ordered closer of shops in an area little away from where the attacks are taking place.
French Security forces surround Charlie Hebdo suspects: 2nd Hostage Taking near east of Paris - In Depth report- NYTimes
Earlier there were reports of attacks on Mosques and prayer halls as well as an explosion near a kebab shop.
Police release images of assassins involved in east of Paris.
Two people are reportedly killed in this incident.
The two hostage incidents taking place today in and outside Paris are reportedly linked with each other.
Two runways are reportedly has been shut down at Charlles-de-Gualle airport. aeroportsdeparis
Some 80,000 police forces are reportedly deployed through out France in response to the attacks taking place in and around Paris.
The media outlets in US have reportedly decided not to publish cartoons keeping in mind the sentiments ten's of millions of Muslims with exception of a few.
Explosions are heard at the site of Dammartin-en-Goele and reports of suspects being killed there.
Also several hostages being freed at the Kosher Market in east of Paris and the Hostage taker has been killed.
AFP: Killed Charlie Hebdo suspects came out firing on security forces.