Paris shooting: 4 cartoonists including chief editor among victims

A combination photo shows French cartoonist Jean Cabut, aka Cabu (top left), French cartoonist Tignous (top right), French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb (bottom left) and French cartoonist
A combination photo shows French cartoonist Jean Cabut, aka Cabu (top left), French cartoonist Tignous (top right), French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb (bottom left) and French cartoonist Georges Wolinski (bottom right). The four men were among 12 killed when gunmen stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo on Jan 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Some of the best-known cartoonists in France were among the 12 killed when gunmen stormed the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday, a judicial source said.

Editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb, and the cartoonists known as Cabu, Tignous and Wolinski were killed in the attack on the paper, which gained notoriety for repeatedly publishing caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.

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