"Security forces are actively seeking the perpetrator who is on the run. The ongoing probe will determine his motives and the circumstances in which he acted," said French Defence Minister Florence Parly.
Four Frenchmen taken hostage by al-Qaeda extremists in Niger have been released after three years of captivity and a French-led military intervention in the region that weakened the Islamic radicals. French President Francois Hollande announced the release yesterday and credited Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou,who later appeared on television with the hostages. The men,who worked for […]