French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin called the attack on the former building of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo an Islamist terrorist attack.
According to him, the French authorities underestimated the threat of an attack by supporters of radical Islam right in the streets of Paris. The minister stressed that France would never stop fighting Islamist terrorism.
Earlier it was reported that terrorists with knives launched an attack near the former Charlie Hebdo building. One of the attackers has already been apprehended and another law enforcement officer is wanted. It is noted that four people were injured in the attack, two of whom are in serious condition.
On September 12, the al-Qaida terrorist organization threatened Charlie Hebdo with a new attack for reissuing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The Sept. 2 weekly reissued 12 cartoons (based on the number of people killed in the attack on the newsroom in 2015), explaining that вЂњthese cartoons have become history, and history can neither be rewritten nor erased. In addition, added to the publication, since the first publication, a new generation has grown up, which does not know about the attack and will not understand the trial of the criminals.