The headquarters of the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo was attacked by three gunmen on Wednesday with automatic rifles killing 12 people including two police officers.
Police have identified the three gunmen who massacred journalists at the magazine office. The youngest of the three – Hamyd Mourad, 18, surrendered to the police on Wednesday. The two others are reported to be brothers named Said Koucahi and Cherif Kouachi.
Although suspicion has fallen on the ISIS group because the attack seemed to be in reaction to the magazine’s tweet about leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, there are other reports that suggest al-Qaeda could be responsible.
However, since no group has come forward to take responsibility for the attack, conspiracy theories are abounding online, one even saying that the attack was an inside job.