Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has released a slideshow of photos showing the seven people including five French nationals who were kidnapped in Niger earlier this month. The images were added to an audio tape, in which the French hostages explained their situation.
Two of the French hostages are employees of Areva, a French nuclear agency company and worked at a Niger uranium mine.
Last week, al-Qaeda in North Africa claimed to have kidnapped the five French, a man from Madagascar and one man from Togo. No demands were made.
Due to France´s military operation against al-Qaeda a few weeks back and because of the French Burqa-ban, it is possible at least some of the hostages will get executed by the Jihadi militants.