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Hostage In Kano Killed During Raid

June 01 2012


A German man held hostage has been killed in Nigeria during a military raid, reports Agence France-Presse.

Edgar Raupach was kidnapped in January and held by Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) militants, said security officials.

On Thursday, security forces conducted a raid in the northern city of Kano based on intelligence that "senior commanders of the terrorist elements" were meeting, according to a military statement.

The soldiers were not aware of the presence of...

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