Isis attacks Paris, Charlie Hebdo responds

Satirical magazine lost 11 members of staff when armed men burst into its offices in January of this year

Rose Troup Buchanan
Tuesday 17 November 2015 11:37 GMT
People leave tributes to the victims of the Paris attacks
People leave tributes to the victims of the Paris attacks (PA)

Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine that lost 11 staff members when attacked in January, has released a defiant message following the latest attack on Paris.

The widely shared image, released ahead of the satirical magazine’s publication tomorrow, reads: “They have the weapons. F*** them, we have the champagne.”

More than 300 people were injured and as many as 129 died after three groups of armed men attacked Parisians and tourists in numerous locations across the French capital on Friday.

In the aftermath of the atrocity, the city's tense atmosphere has been reminiscent of that following the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine on 7 January.

Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, who belonged to the Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch, forced their way into the magazine’s offices and killed 11 people inside. Afterwards, the brothers were shot dead by police on 9 January following a hostage situation.

In the wake of the Paris attacks, President Francois Hollande has extended a state of emergency for the next three months and promised to wage war on the terror group Isis, which has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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