Paris shooting: Singapore strongly condemns Charlie Hebdo attack: MFA

People gather on Union Square on Jan 7, 2015 in New York in memory of the victims of the attack on the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP
People gather on Union Square on Jan 7, 2015 in New York in memory of the victims of the attack on the offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - The Singapore government strongly condemns the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, saying that the incident is another reminder of the common terror threat faced by all countries.

"Singapore strongly condemns the heinous attack on the offices of the weekly magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris, France, that killed and injured many.

"We express our condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of France. This incident is another painful reminder that all countries face a common threat from terrorism. We support the French Government's efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman said in a statement on Thursday.

Three heavily-armed masked gunmen opened fire in the Paris office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 people.