12 Dead, 5 Wounded In Monstrous Attack On Charlie Hebdo Paper In Paris

France raises anti-terror alert level in greater Paris area to the highest level.

Twelve people were killed and five injured in shooting at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, already the target of a firebombing in 2011 after publishing cartoons deriding Prophet Mohammad on its cover, police spokesman said.

Five of the injured were in a critical condition, said the spokesman.

Separately, the government said it was raising France's national security level to the highest notch.