Charlie Hebdo terror attack
The Charlie Hebdo terror attack occurred on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France, when two brothers forced their way into the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring 11 others. The two men, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, identified themselves as members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The attack was motivated by the newspaper's anti-Muslim content, which included publishing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, a practice which some conservative sects of Islam consider forbidden. The brothers were killed two days later after exchanging gunfire with police.