1 dead in spate of kidnappings in Mali

Story highlights

  • Several people have been kidnapped this week in Mali
  • One person was killed, the French Foreign Ministry said
  • Details are scarce
One person has been killed and five others kidnapped in the past few days in Mali, a spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry said.
The death and three of the kidnappings happened Friday, said Eric Bosc, the spokesman. He did not specify their nationalities or offer additional details.
Two French citizens were kidnapped Thursday in Mali, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told French television.
Additional details were not immediately available.