The mother and sisters of Amedy Coulibaly, the slain French jihadist involved in the three-day run of attacks in France following the brazen shooting at Charlie Hedbo editorial room, condemned his act on Saturday, calling it "odious".
"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 said in a statement, reports AFP. They also offered "sincere condolences" to the families of the 17 victims of the attacks.
Coulibaly killed a Parisian police officer on Thursday and took several people hostage at a Jewish supermarket on Friday, killing four of them before the French police killed him.
He had revealed that he had co-ordinated with the Kouachi brothers, who killed a dozen employees of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and couple of police officers, on Wednesday.
During the deadly standoff at the Jewish market in eastern Paris, 32-year-old Coulibaly justified his acts by saying that he was retaliating for the French military's attack against Muslims in the Middle East and Mali, including ISIS militants.
In a recording from French radio station RTL that has been translated by CNN, he can be heard saying: "I was born in France. If they didn't attack other countries, I wouldn't be here".
He further added that people try to make all Muslims look like terrorists and asked for Muslims to be left alone.
His common-law wife, Hayat Boumeddiene, who is allegedly involved in the killing the policewoman, has reportedly travelled to Syria via Turkey sometime in the week before Wednesday's attack.
She reportedly made about 500 phone calls last year to the wife of Chérif Kouachi, who along with his brother, Said, initiated the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office.