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Paris supermarket gunman buried in unmarked grave

Amedy Coulibaly’s body had been rejected by his home country of Mali.

Police stand guard outside the supermarket where Amedy Coulibaly killed four people.
Police stand guard outside the supermarket where Amedy Coulibaly killed four people.
Image: Peter Dejong

ONE OF THE three jihadist gunmen who waged attacks in Paris this month was buried near the capital, police sources said, after his country of origin Mali refused to accept his body.

The sources, who wished to remain anonymous, said Amedy Coulibaly — who killed a policewoman and four Jews during the January 7-9 attacks — was buried in the Muslim section of the Thiais cemetery in the Paris region.

His family had asked for him to be buried in Mali, but that country’s government refused.

The two other jihadists who attacked Paris — Cherif and Said Kouachi — were buried last week in the towns where they had lived, respectively Gennevilliers near Paris and Reims in the northeast.

Both were placed in unmarked graves to prevent them becoming “pilgrimage sites” for extremists.

© AFP 2015

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