Lebanon, Greece name hostages killed in Nigeria

AP News
Posted: Mar 12, 2013 12:31 PM

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Lebanon and Greece have identified the hostages killed by Islamic extremists in Nigeria, though two people remain unaccounted for out of the seven kidnapped.

Greece's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that Konstantinos Karras died in the killings claimed Saturday by the extremist group Ansaru. Karras worked as a lab supervisor for the Lebanese construction company Setraco in Nigeria's Bauchi state, where the kidnapping took place Feb. 16.

Lebanese authorities have identified their dead as Carlos Bou Aziz and Imad Andari.

Previously, the United Kingdom identified its hostage killed as Brendan Vaughan. Italy said its dead hostage was Silvano Trevisan.

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Authorities previously identified the remaining two as Lebanese, though that country hasn't confirmed their identities. A Setraco worker has said the two could be Syrian nationals. Officials there have yet to comment.