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France's top political cartoonists, news reporters, and members of Police Nationale on Wednsday were killed by gunmen believed to be Islamic terrorists who invaded a Paris-based satirical newspaper that in the past published cartoons that mocked the Prophet Muhammad. What many counterterrorists in the U.S. find extraordinary is that there are reports coming out of France that police first-responders arrived unarmed and, once they realized the gravity of the emergency, they fled from the heavily-armed terrorists.
A witness to the attack, Benoit Bringer, a correspondent with Agence Premiere Ligne (APL), claims he observed a number of men armed with machine guns wearing masks. He noted that there were two French police officers arriving at the scene of the bloody attack riding bicycles and unarmed. According to Bringer, the officers found it necessary to flee instead of fighting the suspected terrorists.