Safety of Journalists > Targeted and cross fire killings > Stephane Charbonnier, Jean Cabut, Bernard Verlhac, Georges Wolinski, Bernard Maris, Fréderic Boisseau, Franck Brinsolaro, Elsa Cayat, Philippe Honoré, Mustapha Ourrad

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Stephane Charbonnier, Jean Cabut, Bernard Verlhac, Georges Wolinski, Bernard Maris, Fréderic Boisseau, Franck Brinsolaro, Elsa Cayat, Philippe Honoré, Mustapha Ourrad

07 January 2015

The victims were killed when hooded gunmen attacked the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Stephanie Charbonnier , also known as 'Charb' was the title's director. He had received death threats in the past over the cartoons published by the magazine and was given police protection.

Three well-know cartoonists Jean Cabut aka Cabu, Bernard Verlhac aka Tignous and Georges Wolinski were also killed together with the economist and journalist Bernard Maris.The gunmen also shot dead contributor and Elsa Cayat, cartoonist Philippe Honoré, editor Mustapha Ourrad, protection officer Franck Brinsolaro and office Fréderic Boisseau.

Media reports said that several other people were wounded and remained in critical condition.