France confirms kidnapping of one of its citizens in Algeria

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Gourdel is an experienced mountain guide and photographer.

An extremist group linked to the self-styled Islamic State followed a French tourist in Algeria, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday.

Herve Gourdel, 55, was captured on Sunday, in the unstable area of ​​Kabylia, in the northeast of the country.

The Jund al Khilifa group has threatened to kill him if France does not stop bombing Iraq.