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Charlie Hebdo Attack: One surrenders, Two at Large

Charlie-Hebdo-Terrorists“We are NOT AFRAID, declare people in France, as they recover from the trauma and shock that gripped the nation following yesterday’s brutal terror attack, which 12 people, including 10 journalists, including the Editor of satirical Weekly Magazine, Charlie Hebdo in Paris. One accused in the case, has surrendered before the cops, while two others are still at large. Stéphane Charbonnier was the Editor of Charlie Hebdo.

Hamyd Mourad, an 18-year-old, surrendered before the police, after his name surfaced on social media. Two others – Cherif Kouachi (32) and his brother Said Kouachi (34) are still at large. A massive manhunt has been launched to nab them.

The French Police published the pics of two brothers, who were the mastermind behind the heinous attack on Charlie Hebdo. They were reportedly convicted in 2008 for involvement in a network sending fighters to Iraq. The killers shouted “we have avenged the prophet, we have killed Charlie Hebdo” after gunning down the journos. They referred to the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad, published on Charlie Hebdo.

French President Francois Hollande declared a day of national mourning on Thursday – only 5th time in 50 years. Millions of people across the globe mourned the death of the braveheart journalists and showed solidarity with freedom of press by gathering in different groups and holding placards with a message – ‘I am Charlie’.

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