Agence France-PresseNovember 7, 2013 07:59
The owner of a car used in the kidnapping of two French journalists murdered in northern Mali has been identified, Malian and regional security sources told AFP on Thursday.
Ghislaine Dupont, 57, and Claude Verlon, 55, were shot dead by gunmen French officials called "terrorists" after they interviewed a Tuareg separatist leader in the flashpoint northeastern town of Kidal on Saturday.
"We have informed France of the formal identification of the owner of the kidnappers' vehicle. It is Bayes Ag Bakabo, a Tuareg," a Malian security source close to the investigation said.