Bitter Cold and Snow, Terrorist Attack in Paris, Tail Section of AirAsia Plane Found

Bitter Cold and Snow, Terrorist Attack in Paris, Tail Section of AirAsia Plane Found


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(RNN) - Gunmen opened fire at a magazine office in Paris Wednesday morning in a scene described as "carnage."

The attack at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo killed at least 12, the Paris prosecutor's office said. At least 10 others were wounded. Local media reported at least two officers among the dead.

French President Francois Hollande arrived at the scene shortly after the attack. He said four of the wounded were in critical condition, and the shooters were still on the loose. He called the incident "a terrorist attack without a doubt."

A witness said he saw black-hooded men with Kalashnikov rifles enter the building. Witnesses heard sustained gunfire, the BBC reported. CNN reported members of the Charlie Hedbo staff were having an editorial meeting when the shooting began.

France raised its alert to its highest level in response to the attack, the Associated Press reported. Hollande said other terror attacks had been thwarted in recent weeks.

The president and other government officials held an emergency meeting and planned for a news conference later in the day.

This is not the first attack at the weekly, which was bombed in 2011 following publication of a satirical cartoon of the prophet Mohammed. It had recently tweeted a satirical cartoon of the head of the Islamic state, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

(CNN) - The tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 has been found, according to the head of the Indonesian search and rescue operation.

Searchers have been scouring the Java Sea for remains from the flight since it lost contact on Dec. 28 with 162 people on board.

Finding the tail section is significant because that is where flight recorders are located in the Airbus 320-200.

The search chief said the tail had been found by side-scan sonar in the second priority area where searchers have been looking for wreckage. He said they confirmed it was from the plane from lettering on it.

Meanwhile, another body had been found, bringing the total to 40.

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Julia Tullos, WOIO, Assignment Manager