French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the UN
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France confirms Algeria abduction of Herve Gourdel

A French man has been kidnapped in Algeria by a militant group linked to Islamic State, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has confirmed.

Herve Gourdel was seized on Sunday in Tizi Ouzou in the unsettled north-east region of Kabylie, France confirmed.

Mr Fabius said a video posted online that showed Mr Gourdel flanked by armed men appeared to be authentic.

  • 23 Sep 2014
  • From the section Europe