Paris: Even though the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, is devastated by the loss of its top journalists, it will publish its next weekly as scheduled, as per reports on Thursday.
The staff will meet soon to ensure that the magazine's next edition is on time.
Columnist Patrick Pelloux said that Charlie Hebdo will publish next Wednesday to defiantly show that 'stupidity will not win', as per AFP.
"It's very hard. We are all suffering, with grief, with fear, but we will do it anyway because stupidity will not win," he said.
He added that the publication would have to be put together outside Charlie Hebdo's headquarters, which were not accessible following the massacre.
The magazine's lawyer also said that one million copies will be published next week, as per France 24.
Twelve people, including five cartoonists, were killed in yesterday's attack in Paris that also left two policemen dead.
Eight journalists, two police officers, a maintenance worker and a visitor were killed and eleven people were wounded, four of them seriously.
After fleeing, the attackers collided with another vehicle, then carjacked another car before disappearing in broad daylight.
Among the dead was the paper's editor, Stephane Charbonnier.
The staff was in an editorial meeting and the gunmen headed straight for Charbonnier, widely known by his pen name Charb, killing him and his police bodyguard first, according to a police union spokesman.
President Francois Hollande, visiting the scene of France's deadliest such attack in more than half a century, called the assault on the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo "an act of exceptional barbarism."
France raised its terror alert system to the maximum attack alert and bolstered security with more than 800 extra soldiers to guard media offices, places of worship, transport and other sensitive areas.
With Agency inputs