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Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon

02 November 2013

The two reporters working for French international broadcaster, Radio France International (RFI) were abducted in the Malian northern city of Kidal by several armed men who bundled them in a car and drove them out of the city.

The two journalists had visited the city to interview a member of the Mouvement National de Libération de l’Azawad (MNLA).

Their bodies were found later bearing signs of gun shots. The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius confirmed on Sunday in Paris that the two journalists were shot dead.