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Amedy Coulibaly, the Islamist militant shot dead by French special forces two weeks ago after he attacked Jewish supermarket HyperCacher, has been buried near Paris.

Police sources said Amedy Coulibaly had been buried in the Muslim section of the Thiais cemetery, outside Paris.

Seventeen people died in three days of violence in Paris that began with an assault on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7.

Two other attackers, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, have already been buried.

Amedy Coulibaly, 32, killed four people and held a number of others hostage at a Jewish supermarket in eastern Paris on January 9.

Police also believe Amedy Coulibaly killed a female police officer in the Montrouge area of the French capital a day earlier.

Amedy Coulibaly is believed to have had a long history of criminal activity – including drugs offences – and links to at least one of the Kouachi brothers.

Earlier, France’s top legal authority ruled that it was lawful to strip a dual national convicted of terrorism offences of his French nationality.Amedy Coulibaly buried near Paris

Ahmed Sahnouni, a Moroccan naturalized by France in 2003, had challenged the stripping of his citizenship.

However, the Constitutional Council ruled that the move was justified by the seriousness of the need to tackle Islamist extremism.

Ahmed Sahnouni was jailed for seven years in 2013 for terror-related activities.

Under French law, nationals can be stripped of their naturalized citizenship if they are convicted of “terror acts”, but only if the move would not make them stateless.

According to a recent poll, 81% of French people wanted dual nationals convicted of terrorism offences to have their French passports taken away.

It also suggested 68% believed French citizens involved in violent jihad abroad should not be allowed to return to France.