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German kidnapped in Nigeria 'killed'

2012-05-31 12:41

Kano - A German kidnapped in Nigeria in January, purportedly by al-Qaeda's North Africa branch, was killed by his captors on Thursday during a military raid in the northern city of Kano, officials said.

"The German abducted in January has been killed by his abductors early this morning," a military official told AFP on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak publicly.

"Following intelligence reports, men of [a military task force] raided a hideout where he was being held by his abductors."