35 arrests in Mali over French journalists killing

At least 35 arrests in Mali over French journalist murders

At least 35 arrests in Mali over French journalist murdersAt least 35 suspects have been arrested in 48 hours as the hunt intensifies for the killers of two French journalists shot dead in Mali’s rebel-infested north, sources in the west African nation told AFP.

“A few dozen people have been arrested on Malian territory over 48 hours in the course of the investigation related to the murder of the two French journalists,” a source from the Kidal administration told AFP.

A member of the Malian security forces confirmed the information, putting the number of people detained at “at least 35”.

News of the arrests came after the bodies of the Radio France Internationale (RFI) journalists arrived back in Paris, with Foreign minister Laurent Fabius announcing that 150 French soldiers had been sent to join 200 troops already in Kidal.

 

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