Family of slain jihadist Amedy Coulibaly condemns French attacks

Flowers and candles lay near a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, on January 10, 2015 a day after four people were killed there by jihadist gunman Amedy Coulibaly during a hostage-taking (AFP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard)

Paris (AFP) - The mother and sisters of slain jihadist Amedy Coulibaly condemned his attacks in France, offering their "sincere condolences" to the families of the victims, according to a statement sent to AFP on Saturday.

"We condemn these acts. We absolutely do not share these extreme ideas. We hope there will not be any confusion between these odious acts and the Muslim religion," they wrote.

Coulibaly was killed by police on Friday after seizing a Jewish supermarket in Paris where he shot four hostages dead. A day earlier he killed a policewoman in Montrouge, south of the capital.