Religious Violence in Algeria

According to a BBC report, “France has confirmed that an Algerian jihadist group linked to Islamic State (IS) militants has beheaded tourist Herve Gourdel, seized on Sunday. Jund al-Khilafa killed Mr Gourdel, 55, after its deadline for France to halt air strikes on IS in Iraq ran out. French President Francois Hollande condemned the killing as a ‘cruel and cowardly’ act.”

Jund al-Khilafa is an Algerian militant group whose members were apparently previously affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

BBC reports on the execution.

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