Two French tourists kidnapped, local guide killed in Benin

epa06582643 Security forces in Burkina Faso operate in the army headquarters in the aftermath of an alleged terrorist attacks, in the capital Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 05 March 2018. According to reports at least 28 people have been killed and dozens left wounded in the attacks on the French Embassy and miltary headquarters in Ouagadougou on 02 March. EPA-EFE/LEGNAN KOULA

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Two French tourists were kidnapped and their local guide was killed in Benin on May 1, regional sources told FRANCE 24.

The vehicle carrying them was burned and was found less than a hundred kilometres from the border in Burkina Faso.

The two French tourists and their guide had been missing in northwestern Benin since Wednesday.

The French couple were expected to return Wednesday evening to their hotel in Benin’s Pendjari National Park, a remote area some 550 kilometres north of Benin’s economic capital Cotonou.

 

Via France 24

 

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