Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for attack.
The first edition of Charlie Hebdo published after last week’s deadly attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes at newspaper kiosks around France yesterday, with readers queuing up for copies to support the satirical weekly.
It came as al-Qaeda in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it ordered the killings because it deemed the weekly had insulted the prophet Mohammed.
Five million copies of the socalled “survivors’ edition” were to be printed, dwarfing the normal 60 000 print run.
“I’ve never bought it before, it’s not quite my political stripes, but it’s important for me to buy it today and support freedom of expression,” David Sullo, standing at the end of a queue at a kiosk in central Paris, said.
– Ingrid Melander and Emmanuel Jarry
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