Al-Qaeda hostage murder 'will not go unpunished': Sarkozy
President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday warned Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb that its murder of a 78-year-old French hostage in the Sahara desert "will not go unpunished."
"Dear compatriots, this crime committed against Michel Germaneau will not go unpunished," he said in a television address after the group said it killed the hostage to avenge a failed rescue attempt that left six of its members dead.
Germaneau, an aid worker, was kidnapped in northern Niger on April 19.
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