May 10, 2019 / 11:04 AM / 4 months ago

RPT-Two French soldiers killed in rescue of four hostages in West Africa

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PARIS, May 10 (Reuters) - Two French soldiers were killed in an operation to rescue four hostages in the Sahel region of Africa, France said on Friday, adding that the hostages, including a U.S. woman, a South Korean citizen and two Frenchmen, were now safe.

Two French tourists were kidnapped during a safari in Benin last week, and their local guide found dead. (Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by Richard Lough)

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