The Algerian justice minister claimed a militant involved in the September abduction of French tourist Hervé Gourdel was killed last month.
Algeria's justice minister says initial investigation has identified 'certain members' of terror group who murdered Hervé Gourdel.
French Muslims held demonstrations in Paris and other cities on Friday to protest the execution of Hervé Gourdel by Algerian Islamists.
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.
France has authenticated a video of the beheading of Hervé Gourdel, which President Hollande said was a 'cruel and cowardly' act.