French national kidnapped in eastern Algeria: foreign ministry

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Posted: Sep 22, 2014 1:49 PM

PARIS (Reuters) - A French national was kidnapped in eastern Algeria on Sunday, France's foreign ministry said, just hours after Islamic State militants warned it would target France after Paris launched air strikes against them in Iraq.

"A French national was kidnapped on Sunday in Algeria, in the region of Tizi Ouzou, while he was on holiday there," the ministry said in a statement sent to Reuters on Monday.

"Nobody has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping," it said.

(Reporting By John Irish; editing by Nicholas Vinocur)