New issue of Charlie Hebdo published

PARIS. KAZINFORM - The new edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has gone on sale, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover.

Three million copies are being printed - a week after Islamist gunmen murdered eight journalists at the magazine and four other people in Paris. The cartoon shows the Prophet weeping while holding a sign saying "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie"). It is believed earlier cartoons of the Prophet prompted the attack. The slogan "Je suis Charlie" has been widely used following the shootings. In a separate attack in Paris two days later, four Jewish men died after an Islamist gunmen took hostages at a kosher shop in the French capital. A police woman was shot dead in a third shooting believed to have been carried out by the same attacker. Read more

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