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France: Bodies of slain French journalists flown in from Mali00:44

France: Bodies of slain French journalists flown in from Mali

France, Paris
November 5, 2013 at 07:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

France: Bodies of slain French journalists flown in from Mali

The bodies of two French journalists killed in Mali last week were flown in to Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport on Tuesday. Their coffins were received behind closed doors by family members and colleagues, who were in attendance alongside French President Francois Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Radio France Internationale reporter Claude Verlon, 58, and radio technician Ghislaine Dupont, 51, were both found dead in northern Mali on Saturday. They were kidnapped in the city of Kidal where they interviewed a local leader.

French and Malian troops have launched a hunt for the killers, with security forces already having arrested and questioned several suspects.

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France: Bodies of slain French journalists flown in from Mali

The bodies of two French journalists killed in Mali last week were flown in to Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport on Tuesday. Their coffins were received behind closed doors by family members and colleagues, who were in attendance alongside French President Francois Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Radio France Internationale reporter Claude Verlon, 58, and radio technician Ghislaine Dupont, 51, were both found dead in northern Mali on Saturday. They were kidnapped in the city of Kidal where they interviewed a local leader.

French and Malian troops have launched a hunt for the killers, with security forces already having arrested and questioned several suspects.