Algeria army kills suspect in Frenchman`s beheading: Minister

Algerian Justice Minister Tayeb Louh said on Wednesday that the army last month killed a jihadist suspected of taking part in the beheading of Frenchman Herve Gourdel.

Algiers: Algerian Justice Minister Tayeb Louh said on Wednesday that the army last month killed a jihadist suspected of taking part in the beheading of Frenchman Herve Gourdel.

"One of the suspects was eliminated in October by the army during an anti-terrorist operation," Louh told reporters, citing a probe into the murder of Gourdel.

The hiker was kidnapped in September and later beheaded by Jund al-Khilifa, or "Soldiers of the Caliphate," a militant organisation which has pledged allegiance to the jihadist Islamic State group.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close