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Al-Qaida Kills French Hostage

CAIRO - The leader of al-Qaida's offshoot in North Africa says the group has killed a French engineer taken hostage in Niger in April.

In an audio message broadcast on Al-Jazeera Sunday, Abdelmalek Droukdel says the group killed the 78-year-old French hostage in retaliation for the killing of six al-Qaida members in a recent raid by Mauritanian forces aided by the French military.

The hostage, Michel Germaneau, was abducted on April 22.

 

 

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