Al-Qaeda group AQIM says killed French hostage seized in Mali

Al-Qaeda's North African wing AQIM said it had killed a French hostage captured in northern Mali two years ago and that its other French captives were at risk because of France's intervention there, Mauritania's ANI news agency said on Sunday.


"All the other hostages are alive," AQIM said in a communiqué seemingly addressed to the French people and quoted by ANI, which often receives AQIM statements. "But we cannot guarantee their survival forever because of the attacks by your army on the Mujahideen's bases." (Reuters)