Algeria militants behead French tourist

September 24, 2014 10:00 PM

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ALGIERS - Algerian militants have beheaded Fre-nch tourist Herve Gourdel, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday in what the group said was a response to France’s action against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

In a video released by his captors, Gourdel, a 55-year-old from Nice, is seen kneeling with his arms tied behind his back before four masked militants who read out a statement in Arabic criticising France’s intervention. They then pushed him on his side and held him down. The video does not show the...

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