Charlie Hebdo to release mln copies of special issue marking first attack anniversary

London, Dec. 31 (ANI): French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has said that it would publish a million copies of a special issue on January 7 to mark the first anniversary of the attacks at its Paris headquarters that killed a dozen of its staff members.

According to The Guardian, the 32-page double issue will feature a selection of drawings by the cartoonists who died in the attack, as well as by current staff and messages of support.

The special issue will be released on January 6.

Two Islamic brothers on January 7 in 2015 shot dead 12 people at Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris over its cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.

A survivors’ edition released a week after the attacks of January 7 sold a record 7.5m copies and increased the magazine’s circulation. (ANI)

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