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11/06/2013 12:06 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Al Qaeda-Linked Militants Claim Murder Of French Journalists In Mali

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NOUAKCHOTT, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Mauritanian news website Sahara Medias said on Wednesday it had received a claim from al Qaeda-linked militants for the killing at the weekend of two French journalists in northern Mali.

Abdallah Mohamedi, head of Sahara Medias, a company that is often sent statements by Islamist militants in Mali, said the claim had come by email from fighters loyal to Abdelkrim al-Targui, a senior commander in the region. (Reporting by Laurent Prieur; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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