Al Qaida kills British-born hostage

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Published: Saturday 6th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A British-born photographer held hostage by al Qaida in Yemen has been killed in a failed rescue attempt, his sister has said.

Lucy Somers told the Associated Press that she was informed of her brother’s death by FBI agents today.

Luke Somers, 33, an American citizen, was captured in the Yemeni capital Sana’a more than a year ago by the extremist Islamic group.

Earlier this week al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) issued a video with a message aimed at the US government threatening to kill the hostage if its demands were not met.

Published: Saturday 6th December 2014 by The News Editor

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