Charlie Hebdo Killing: World Leaders To Attend Paris Rally

Some western leaders will today, Sunday, attend a solidarity rally in France following the killings by radicalised Islamic killers last week. 
Dozens of foreign leaders are expected to attend the rally, including UK Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Also expected at the rally were leaders of Italy, Spain and Israel, among others. The United States said it would send Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who will also be taking part in a meeting of top law-enforcement officials from around the world. Also, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has indicated his willingness to be at the event, making him the highest-profile official from the Muslim world.
The rally will depart from Paris’s Place de la Republique to other part of the city. More than a million people are expected to be at the march.
Two brothers, Cherif and Said Kouachi, on Wednesday, launched a gun attack on offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine they claimed mock prophet Muhammed.
By the time the killer brothers were done, twelve people — including eight journalists and two police officers — were killed and 11 injured.
This was followed by another attack by a gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, who took several hostages — four of who were later found dead — at a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on Friday. Coulibaly is also suspected to have killed a policewoman in southern Paris on Thursday.
There is a manhunt for Coulibaly’s partner, 26-year old Hayat Boumeddiene, 26. French authorities have vowed to find her at all cost.
France Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared Saturday that the country was at war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islamism, against everything that is intended to break fraternity, liberty, solidarity. France have called on world leaders to condemn the three-day attacks that shook the country’s foundations.

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