Charlie Hebdo gunman buried in unmarked grave

Chérif Kouachi, one of the two brothers who killed 12 people in an attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has been buried in an unmarked grave near Paris under tight security, The Guardian reports quoting the local mayor’s office.

Kouachi was buried late on Saturday at a cemetery in Gennevilliers, where he used to live. No relatives attended the funeral and the grave was unmarked to avoid it becoming “a pilgrimage site” for Islamist militants.

“His wife did not wish to take part in the funeral. He did not have anyone. It was extremely calm,” the official added.

Saïd Kouachi was buried the previous night in the north-eastern town of Reims, where he had lived for around two years. His funeral was held under heavy police protection and with a handful of family members present, according to a well-informed source.

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