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Stabbings suspect "was targeting Charlie Hebdo"

Published : 27 Sep 2020, 00:38

Updated : 27 Sep 2020, 00:42

  DF News Desk

Policemen work near the site of a knife assault in Paris, France, Sept. 25, 2020. Photo Xinhua.

A man suspected of injuring two people with a meat cleaver in Paris has admitted to deliberately targeting the former offices of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), quoting French media report.

The man, an 18-year-old born in Pakistan, reportedly linked his actions to the magazine's recent republication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, said the BBC report.

Charlie Hebdo did this as a trial over the 2015 Islamist attack on the magazine which killed 12 people began.

The magazine's location is now secret.

The building in the French capital's 11th district which used to house Charlie Hebdo's offices is now used by a television production company, the BBC added.

Click BBC to read the detail original report.