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French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo destroyed by firebomb

The offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris have been destroyed in a petrol bomb attack.

It comes a day after the publication named the Prophet Muhammad as its "editor-in-chief" for its next issue.

The cover of the magazine carried a caricature of the Prophet making a facetious comment.

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has described the petrol-bombing as an unjustifiable attack on the freedom of the press.

David Chazan reports from Paris

  • 02 Nov 2011
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