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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:27 PM

France condemns video of 'kidnapped family'

France condemns video of 'kidnapped family'

France said on Monday that a video of a kidnapped French family with their abductors, who claimed to be from Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, was a "shocking" display of the kidnappers' cruelty.

"A video of the French family kidnapped last Tuesday in northern Cameroon has been released by Boko Haram," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a in a statement. "For all of us, these images are terribly shocking. They display a cruelty without bounds."

The more than three-minute video shows the family, including four children, held in an undisclosed location, surrounded by at least three of the abductors from the Nigerian group whose faces are hidden.

A source close to the family confirmed their identities to AFP. It was not clear when the video was made.

Following the release of a video from the abductors French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault confirmed that Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram had claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a French family.


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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:31 PM

1. Quite a change from "A Whiter Shade of Pale."

Seth McFarlane made me say it!

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:59 PM

2. A Procol Harum joke...

I was thinking the same thing when I read the org's name.

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