pic shows: Nasr al-Ansi, a commander of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP
A top leader of Yemen's Al Qaeda branch has claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Paris newspaper when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly's editorial staff and two police officers.
Nasr al-Ansi, a commander of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP as the branch is known, appeared in an 11-minute internet video, saying that the massacre at Charlie Hebdo was in 'vengeance for the prophet'.
The paper had published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, which is considered an insult in Islam.
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