France says hostage killed during rescue bid in Somalia




 
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France says hostage killed during rescue bid in Somalia
 
January 12th, 2013  
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France says hostage killed during rescue bid in Somalia
PARIS/MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A French intelligence officer held hostage in Somalia since 2009 was killed along with at least one other soldier during a botched rescue attempt by French troops on Friday night, the French Defence Ministry said on Saturday. But the Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen insurgent group who were holding Denis Allex said in a statement that he was still alive and being held at a location far from the base where French military helicopters attacked overnight. The al Qaeda-linked insurgents also said they were holding an injured French soldier. ...

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