Charlie Hebdo giving $4M in donations to victims of January attacks

PARIS -- Charlie Hebdo, the satirical newspaper whose staff was decimated by Islamic extremist gunmen, is giving nearly 4 million euros ($4.4 million) to victims of the three days of attacks in January.

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The publication was targeted Jan. 7 for its caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by a pair of French-born brothers who killed 12 people -- most of them journalists -- during an editorial meeting. The three days of attacks, co-ordinated with a third man targeting a kosher supermarket and policewoman, left a total of 17 dead before the gunmen died in police raids.

In a statement Wednesday, Charlie Hebdo said it would turn over the donations from 84 countries, and that the French government would appoint an oversight committee to determine how the money would be redistributed.



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