British queen sends condolences to France over Paris magazine attack

2015-01-07 21:44:00 GMT2015-01-08 05:44:00(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

LONDON, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- British Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday sent her condolences to the French people following a deadly armed attack at the office of a satirical magazine in Paris.

The office of Paris Prosecutor of the Republic confirmed at least 12 people were killed on Wednesday in a shooting at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly newspaper, adding four others were seriously wounded in the "terror attack."

Responding to the news, the queen sent a message to French President Francois Hollande.

"Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to the families of those who have been killed and to those who have been injured in the attack in Paris this morning," she said in the message.

"We send our thoughts and prayers to all those who have been affected," the queen added.

France has raised anti-terrorism alert in the greater Paris area to the highest level after the shooting.

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