"We intend to continue to work with France both bilaterally and in multilateral forums to tackle issues of terrorism. The people and government of India are committed in their fight against terrorism...we are there on the side of France and its people against this," Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said.

Expressing "shock" at the brazen attack, he said," Our leadership has condemned this incident in no uncertain terms. The PM immediately condemned this as a dastardly incident, the External Affairs Minister wrote a letter to her counterpart Laurent Fabius in which she expressed her shock."

In one of the worst terror attacks in France, Islamist gunmen stormed the office of Charlie Hebdo in central Paris on Wednesday, leaving 12 people dead, including eight journalists and two policemen.
Reports from Paris said the gunmen are still thought to be on the run, and there has so far been no claim of responsibility for the attack.
As France struggled to come to terms with Wednesday's terror onslaught, a policewoman was killed after being shot at by a gunman wearing bulletproof vest outside Paris Thursday, while a second victim is in serious condition.

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