Morocco arrests suspected Algerian militant tied to Frenchman's murder

January 25, 2015 11:34 PM

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Morocco arrests suspected Algerian militant tied to Frenchman's murder

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities said on Sunday they arrested a suspected Algerian member of the militant group responsible for kidnapping and beheading French tourist Herve Gourdel east of Algiers in September.

An al Qaeda splinter group known as Caliphate Soldiers kidnapped Gourdel when he was hiking in the Algerian mountains. Militants later showed a video of his beheading, saying they killed him to punish France for its military actions in Iraq.

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