January 13, 2015
BULGARIA: Jan.13: Bulgarian authorities say they have arrested a French citizen believed to have links to one of the brothers suspected of the terror attack against satirical newspaper “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris which killed 12 people on Wednesday, AFP and the Associated Press report.
Darina Slavova, regional prosecutor of the southern province of Haskovo, said Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, had two European arrest warrants issued against him, including one for participating in a criminal organization with a terrorist aim, according to the Associated Press.
Speaking on the private Nova TV channel, Slavova said the warrant cited his possible association with one of the attackers, Cherif Kouachi.
CBS News, quoting unidentified sources, reported Tuesday that Said Kouachi, one of two gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo, returned from Yemen in 2011 with $20,000 from the terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, to finance the operation.
Surveillance video captured Paris terror suspect Hayat Boumeddiene in a Turkish airport. Shannon Rae Green reports. (USA NOW, USA TODAY)
Seventeen people were killed during the terrorist attacks that began Wednesday with an assault on the newspaper that left 12 people dead. Said Kouachi, 34, and his brother Chérif Kouachi, 32, were fatally shot two days later by security forces in a town north of Paris.