Cherif Kouachi


Age: 32

Summary: French terrorist and one of three men suspected of masterminding the deadly January 7 mass shooting that killed 12 people and critically wounded 11 others inside the office headquarters of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France during a series of several related attacks and terror spree across the Ile-de-France region, where a further of five other people were killed earlier in January 2015 in one of the nation's deadliest act of terrorism in France since the 1961 Vitry-Le-Francois train bombing by the French dissident paramilitary organization Organisation de l'armee secrete (OAS) opposing to the independence of Algeria during the Algerian War from 1954 to 1962, in which the primary motive behind the massacre is said to be the Charlie Hebdo cartoons making fun of numerous Islamic leaders.

Cause of Death: Shot to death during a police standoff

Born: November 29, 1982

Died: January 9, 2015

Dammartin-en-Goele, France