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Mali Islamists execute Algerian diplomat

2012-09-02 17:41

Nouakchott - Islamic extremists said on Sunday they have executed an Algerian diplomat who was kidnapped during their takeover of northern Mali, according to a statement published by a Mauritanian news agency.

Taher Touati, the Algerian vice consul "was executed this morning [Sunday] at dawn" read the statement from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao) published by online news agency ANI, known for carrying reliable information on extremist groups in the region.