Widow of Paris gunman resurfaces in IS group propaganda

Hayat Boumeddiene, the widow of Paris kosher store gunman Amédy Coulibaly and France’s most-wanted woman, has resurfaced in an interview in a French-language online propaganda magazine run by the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

Wednesday’s edition of “Dar al-Islam” (“The home of Islam” in Arabic) marked the first claim by the jihadist group that Boumedienne is in their territory, which spans parts of Syria and Iraq.

French authorities launched a search for her following the January 7-9 attacks on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher grocery store in Paris that left 20 people dead, including Coulibaly and fellow gunmen Saïd and Chérif Kouachi.

Police released a mug shot of a young woman with long dark hair, describing the 26-year-old as armed and dangerous.