The insurgent organization Al Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris last week.
In a video posted online, a spokesman for the organization said the attacks were carried out in “vengeance” for the French weekly’s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
They said: “We, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, claim responsibility for this operation as vengeance for the messenger of Allah,” one of the group’s leaders, Nasser al-Ansi, said in the video.
As a result of the attacks, security was significantly stepped up around France and elsewhere, to prevent further similar actions.
Over three million people marched in unity through the streets of Paris and further afield, to remember those who died, and to make a stand for freedom of expression and against religious intolerance.