Algeria says killed militant involved in French tourist beheading

November 26, 2014 2:29 PM

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Algeria says killed militant involved in French tourist beheading

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's military has killed a militant involved in the abduction and beheading of French tourist Herve Gourdel in September, Justice Minister Tayeb Louh said on Wednesday.

The Caliphate Soldiers, a splinter group which has allied itself to Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, claimed responsibility for Gourdel's killing, saying it was in retaliation for France's intervention in Iraq.

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