The EU and NATO Wednesday strongly condemned the attack at the office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris earlier today as "barbaric and inhuman".
"I am deeply shocked by the brutal and inhuman attack that hit the offices of Charlie Hebdo. This is an intolerable act, a barbarism that concerns us all as human beings and Europeans," said the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker in a statement.
"My thoughts are with the victims and their families. I express in my own behalf and on behalf of the European Commission, our greatest solidarity with France," he added.
On his part, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, said "this was a barbaric act and an outrageous attack on press freedom." "My thoughts are with the victims and their families. We stand in full solidarity with our Ally France. All NATO Allies stand together in the fight against terrorism. Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations can never be tolerated or justified," he added.