Guwahati, January 9: The Jourlists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has strongly condemned the brutal attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo, the Paris–based French satirical magazine, on last Wednesday killing 12 persons, including the jourlists. Media reports from Paris confirm that the dead include cartoonists Stéphane Charbonnier, Jean Cabut, Georges Wolinski, Berrd Verlhac and reporter Berrd Maris. It also reported that two masked–men appeared in the location and indiscrimitely fired over the employees of Charlie Hebdo, reportedly shouting ‘Allahu Akibar’. The United tions Secretary–General Ban Ki–moon had joined the world leaders to condemn the ‘cold–blooded crime’ committed by terrorists. Expressing deep shock over the terror attack, he said, “This act of violence can in no way be justified. This is an attack against freedom of expression and freedom of the press – the two pillars of democracy.” The JFA, in a statement issued to the media, asserted that the attacks on Charlie Hebdo can be termed as an assault on the universal rights of free expression, a press release said.