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Extremist Group in Nigeria
Says It Killed 7 Foreign Hostages

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/9/2013 5:29:26 PM

Kaduna, Nigeria A breakaway Islamic extremist group said Saturday that it had killed seven foreigners who its members had kidnapped from northern Nigeria, according to an online message purportedly from the group. The message, identified as coming from the group, Ansaru, could not be immediately verified, though it included photographs that it claimed showed the dead, who were kidnapped from a construction company compound in February. The kidnappers seized three Lebanese citizens and four others from Britain, Greece, Italy and the Philippines. All seven were employees of Setraco,

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If true, very sad that unarmed civilians murdered by Al Qaeda terrorists. Pay attention, Mr. 0bama, as you cutback our forces everywhere [with or without sequestration as an excuse].

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reddfroge, 3/9/2013 10:01:40 PM     (No. 9217400)

NO more military courts, Dear Leader???
What are you thinking????...Oh, the end of America....maybe???



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