Two French hostages in Niger ‘killed’ – French reports
Two Frenchmen who were kidnapped from a restaurant in Niamey, the capital of Niger, on Friday evening have been killed, French media reports say.
A regional security source said the two had been killed on Niger territory, without giving further details.
Earlier reports said the Niger security forces had located and surrounded the kidnappers near the border with Mali.
No group has said it was behind the abduction, but al-Qaeda’s North African offshoot has seized Westerners before. BBC