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November 4, 2013

French troops arrest terrorists in Mali following the murder of two journalists

By Darren Boyle

French soldiers have arrested a group of terrorists suspected of murdering two journalists in Mali.

Ghislaine Dupont, 51 and Claude Verlon, 58 were kidnapped and shot on Saturday after interviewing a rebel leader near the northern Mali city of Kidal.

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said both reporters had been shot several times and their bodies were found dumped beside an abandoned car.

Both Dupont and Verlon worked for Radio France Internationale

It is understood French troops followed the attackers and arrested about half a dozen men after following their tracks.

An intelligence source told Associated Press: “We believe that of the people they now have in custody, they have at least one of the four killers."

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