Secret burial for Paris attack gunman

Said Kouachi, one of the gunmen in the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, was buried quietly on Saturday with only his close relatives in attendance.

Secret burial for Paris attack gunman

World Bulletin/News Desk

Said Kouachi, one of the gunmen in the French satirical magazine attack, was buried quietly on Saturday in the city of Reims 130 km northeast of Paris, French officials said.

The cemetery and his gravestone were kept confidential for security reasons.

Twelve people were killed when masked gunmen attacked the Paris headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Jan. 7, killing 12 people.

The weekly is known for printing controversial material, including cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in 2006 and 2012.

The two suspects in the shooting, brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, were killed in a warehouse in Dammartin-en-Goele, a small town north of Paris, two days after the attack.

Reims Mayor Arnaud Robinet argued against Said’s funeral in his district, but the law prevented him from opposing the burial.

According to French law, the deceased must be buried either in his home district or in the place where he passed away.

The body of the second attacker, Cherif Kouachi, will also be buried in his residential address of Gennevilliers, another Paris suburb.

Last Mod: 17 Ocak 2015, 23:40
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