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FILE - In this file photo dated March 11, 2004, rescue workers cover up bodies alongside a bomb-damaged passenger train, following a number of explosions in Madrid, Spain. A gun assault on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday Jan. 7, 2014, was the deadliest terrorist attack in France’s recent history, and joins the roll of terror attacks in western Europe, including the bombs on rush-hour trains at Madrid's Atocha station that killed 191 people.

PARIS — France's interior minister says security forces are hunting for three gunmen who stormed the offices of a satirical newspaper in Paris, killing 12 people.

Minister Bernard Cazeneuve promised to give the people of France the highest level of protection after the attack on the weekly paper Charlie Hebdo. The gunmen killed its editor and at least one cartoonist as well as two police officers guarding the paper.

The French president has called the shootings a terrorist attack "without a doubt."

The gunmen escaped in a waiting car, according to video filmed by witnesses.