Qaeda in North Africa says killed British hostage

Other News Materials 3 June 2009 11:16 (UTC +04:00)

Al Qaeda's North Africa wing said on Wednesday it had carried out a threat to kill a British hostage, Reuters reported.

The report was carried on a website used by al Qaeda-linked groups.

The group had said it would kill the Briton if the British government did not release cleric Abu Qatada, whom it is holding in prison.