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Diplomats check reports of Nigeria hostages' death

Diplomats are investigating claims that seven foreign hostages seized last month in Nigeria have been killed.

A statement posted on the internet from Nigerian militant group Ansaru said it had killed the hostages.

The hostages - from Britain, Greece, Italy and Lebanon - were seized in the northern state of Bauchi.

Frank Gardner reports.

  • 09 Mar 2013