French hostage killed by ‘single shot to head’

French hostage killed by ‘single shot to head’

Paris prosecutors said on Thursday that French hostage Philippe Verdon, whose body was flown back to France from Mali this week, was executd by a single shot to the head. Verdon had been kidnapped by Islamist extremists from Al-Qaeda in 2011.

Body of French hostage flown home from Mali

Body of French hostage flown home from Mali

Hollande vows to ‘punish’ killers of French hostage

Hollande vows to ‘punish’ killers of French hostage