France probes 'possible' group kidnap in Niger: official

16th September 2010, Comments 0 comments

French authorities are investigating reports that a group of people, including French citizens, has been kidnapped in the West African state of Niger, a foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday.

"We're doing everything we can to confirm this," Bernard Valero said

According to a report on the website of the newspaper Le Monde, seven people working for French companies -- including five Frenchmen -- were kidnapped earlier Thursday in the Arlit region of the Sahara desert.

© 2010 AFP

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