The Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for the attack on the French Newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday and threatened more attacks in response to those who offend Islam.
In a videotape on the pro-Qaeda Sada Al-Malahim website, AQAP leader Nasr Bin Ali Al-Anesi said the attack was carried under orders from Ayman Al-Zawahiri to revenge for Prophet Mohammed.
In the video appeared the pictures of the brothers who carried out the attack Saeed and Cherif Kouatchi.
Al-Anesi attacked France and Western governments saying they insist on defending and backing caricaturists who offend Prophet Mohammed and that they should bear the consequences.
The video also showed clips of the Paris attack which Al-Anesi said had led to killing some caricaturists and guards at the newspaper.
AQAP hailed the Paris attack days ago. Around 17 people including 4 hostages were killed and others injured in the attack and during the huntsman after it.
The Kouatchi brothers and a third accomplice were also killed.