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French President Emmanuel Macron lays wreath to commemorate anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attack

President Emmanuel Macron and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo laid a wreath in memory of the victims. Credit: APTN

A wreath laying ceremony took place outside the former office of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo to mark the third anniversary of an attack by Islamic extremists.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo laid a wreath outside the Paris offices in memory of the 12 people who died following the attack.

On 7 January, 2015, two French-born brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi opened fire, killing 11 people inside the building, as well as a Muslim policeman outside and injuring 11 others.

The 2015 attack sparked three days of terror in the French capital.

The attack began three days of terror in the French capital.

An accomplice to the Charlie Hebdo gunmen shot and killed a police officer and then stormed a kosher supermarket in eastern Paris, killing four hostages.

After a major manhunt, all three gunmen were shot by police and died.