Chérif Kouachi, the 32-year-old gunman who took part in the Jan. 7 attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was buried in an unmarked grave on Saturday in the Paris suburb of Gennevilliers. Relatives did not attend his funeral.
“His wife did not wish to take part in the funeral. He did not have anyone,” said a French official, according to Agence France-Presse.
His brother, Saïd Kouachi, was buried in the French town of Remis, his home of two years, since he was not a resident of Gennevilliers. French law requires relatives to obtain permission for a burial site through evidence of prior residence.
The location of the graves will remain secret to prevent them potentially becoming sites of jihadist pilgrimage.
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