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Thursday 17 April 2014

Reporters killed in Mali were shot

French journalists, Ghislaine Dupont, right, and Claude Verlon (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Two journalists from France kidnapped and killed in northern Mali were shot to death, French authorities say.

Ghislaine Dupont, 51, and Claude Verlon, 58, were abducted on Saturday after interviewing a rebel leader in Kidal.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the two were shot multiple times and their bodies were found near the vehicle that whisked them away.

But Mr Fabius failed to clarify who was behind the killings and why the pair was targeted.

AP

Press Association

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