Algerian militants who kidnapped Frenchman Herve Gourdel have claimed in a video to have killed him after demanding France stop its action against militants in Iraq, the SITE jihadi monitoring service reported on its Twitter account.
The Caliphate Soldiers, a splinter group linked to Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, on Monday published a video claiming responsibility for the abduction and showed a man identifying himself as Gourdel, a tourist from Nice.
There was no official immediate confirmation from the French or Algerian governments.
(Reporting by Patrick Markey; Editing by Will Waterman)
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