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Charlie Hebdo attack accomplices may still be at large

Protesters on Sunday's Charlie Hebdo solidarity march
Protesters on Sunday's Charlie Hebdo solidarity march Reuters/Stephane Mahe

French police say up to six members of a cell which carried out last week's attacks in Paris may still be at large. Video of Amedy Coulibaly, who killed five people last week, has been posted on the internet, apparently by an accomplice.

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French police are keen to intercept as quickly as possible anyone who may have had links to Saïd and Chérif Kouachi and Coulibaly who went on the rampage in Paris last week.

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A video of Coulibaly posing with weapons, obviously shot after last Wednesday’s Charlie Hebdo shootings but before he took hostages in a kosher supermarket, has raised suspicions that another person may have filmed and edited the footage, posting it on the internet after Coulibaly was shot dead by police.

A US terror database said Monday that Coulibaly was on the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (Tide), the government's central repository that lists about one million names.

Charlie Hebdo has announced it will put a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed on the front page of its edition due to appear tomorrow..

The choice of Mohammed, shown carrying a sign with the words "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie), is an answer to the assailants who claimed to be taking revenge for previous publications of cartoons mocking the prophet.

Three million copies of the paper are due to printed compared to the usual 60,000.
 

The cover of the next Charlie issue
The cover of the next Charlie issue

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