Charlie Hebdo attack: How the Twitter world reacted

Heavily armed gunmen stormed a Paris satirical newspaper office on Wednesday and shot dead at least 12 people in the deadliest attack in France in four decades.

Delhi: Heavily armed gunmen stormed a Paris satirical newspaper office on Wednesday and shot dead at least 12 people in the deadliest attack in France in four decades.

The capital was placed under the highest alert status after the attack on Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly.

Editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb, and the cartoonists known as Cabu, Tignous and Wolinski were killed in the attack on the paper, a judicial source said, as per PTI.

President Francois Hollande, who immediately rushed to the scene of the shooting, described it as a barbaric terrorist attack.

Micro-blogging site Twitter was flooded with comments after the attack.

Following are some of the Tweets: 

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