Saudi Arabia condemns ‘cowardly terrorist’ shooting in Paris

Saudi Arabia offered its condolences to the families of the victims. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia condemned on Wednesday the shooting at a French newspaper in Paris that killed at least a dozen people, including 10 journalists, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

“Saudi Arabia denounces this cowardly terrorist act which Islam as well as other religions reject,” the state-run agency quoted an official source as saying.

“[Saudi Arabia] offers its condolences to the families of the victims as well as the government and people of the French republic and wishes a speedy recovery for the wounded,” the official said.

On Wednesday, three gunmen attacked the Paris headquarters of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, which has been the focus of several attacks since publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in the mid-2000s. At least 12 people, mostly journalists, were killed in the assault.

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