Algerian militants claim to have killed kidnapped Frenchman: SITE monitoring

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 11:28 AM

TUNIS (Reuters) - Algerian militants who kidnapped Frenchman Herve Gourdel have claimed in a video to have killed him after demanding France stop its action against militants in Iraq, the SITE jihadi monitoring service reported on its Twitter account.

The Caliphate Soldiers, a splinter group linked to Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, on Monday published a video claiming responsibility for the abduction and showed a man identifying himself as Gourdel, a tourist from Nice.

There was no official immediate confirmation from the French or Algerian governments.

(Reporting by Patrick Markey; Editing by Will Waterman)