Charlie Hebdo latest: Al Qaeda threatens more attacks while search continues for accomplice Hayat Boumeddiene

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The attacks in Paris were known to be linked (Source: Getty)
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for the terror attacks on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The group said it ordered brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi to attack Charlie Hebdo as “revenge for the honour of the Prophet Mohammed”, after it printed inflammatory cartoons of the religious figure.
Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four hostages at a kosher supermarket in the French capital, revealed that he was a member of Islamic State and said he had “co-ordinated” with the two brothers. He said the motive behind his attack was to “target Jews”.
AQAP has now released a video, in which the sharia official Harith al Nadhari warns of further attacks in France unless “aggression against the Muslims” stops. "If you refuse but to wage war, then wait for the glad tiding,” he says.
French President Francoise Hollande has separately admitted the threats “weren't over”.


All three attackers have now been killed by police, but there is one suspect who remains at large.
Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, was the wife of Amedy Coulibaly, and has been described by authorities as “armed and dangerous”.
She was identified along with Coulibaly as a suspect in the killing of a police officer on Thursday, and remains on the run.
According to Associated Press, Boumeddiene and Coulibaly visited Djamel Beghal, a convicted Al Qaeda terrorist, while he was under house arrest in southern France.

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