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Pakistan Rally Hails Charlie Hebdo Attackers


Dozens of people in northwestern Pakistan have paid tribute to the two brothers who carried out an attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Cherif and Said Kouachi shot dead 12 people at the magazine's Paris offices on January 7, shouting that they had avenged the Prophet Muhammad -- an apparent reference to the magazine's previous caricatures of Muhammad.

The two were later shot dead by police.

The French AFP news agency reported that a cleric in the city of Peshawar led some 60 people in prayers for the Kouachis on January 13, with worshippers calling the pair "martyrs" and chanting "Death to Hebdo publications."

The cover of Charlie Hebdo's January 14 edition is a cartoon drawing of the Prophet Muhammad shedding a tear and holding a sign that says, "Je suis Charlie."

The headline reads, "All is forgiven."

Based on reporting by AFP
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