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Paris petrol bomb: Charlie Hebdo 'a provocative magazine'

The offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have been destroyed by a petrol bomb, French police have said.

The attack came a day after the publication named the Prophet Muhammad as its "editor-in-chief" for its next issue.

The magazine said the move was intended to "celebrate" the victory of an Islamist party in last month's Tunisian elections.

Speaking from Paris, the BBC's David Chazan said that it was not the first time that Charlie Hebdo had found itself in the spotlight as it has always been "provocative".

  • 02 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe