Keyword: beheading

Father of pupil texted teacher killer before beheading: reports

The father of a pupil at the school where teacher Samuel Paty had shown cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a lesson on civic rights had exchanged mobile phone text messages with the teacher's killer before the attack in a north-west Paris suburb, according to reports on Tuesday.

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Algerian forces 'kill' one of beheaded French hostage's abductors

The Algerian justice minister claimed a militant involved in the September abduction of French tourist Hervé Gourdel was killed last month.

Algeria 'identifies suspects' behind Frenchman’s beheading

Algeria's justice minister says initial investigation has identified 'certain members' of terror group who murdered Hervé Gourdel.

French Muslims protest beheading of French hostage

French Muslims held demonstrations in Paris and other cities on Friday to protest the execution of Hervé Gourdel by Algerian Islamists.

French Muslim leaders call for protest at French hostage execution

The President of the French Council of Muslim Faith has called for a mass protest on Friday over the beheading by jihadists of Hervé Gourdel.

Paris confirms execution of French hostage

France has authenticated a video of the beheading of Hervé Gourdel, which President Hollande said was a 'cruel and cowardly' act.

Video released of French hostage beheading

An Algerian Islamist group captured the 55 year-old tourist on Sunday and threatened to execute him unless France halted strikes against IS.