MUJAO demands ransom for Algerian hostages, threatens attack
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) splinter group MUJAO on Wednesday (April 2nd) issued ransom demands for the Algerian and European hostages held in Mali, El Khabar reported.
The MUJAO wants 45 million euros for the 7 Algerian diplomats kidnapped in Gao, 30 million euros for two female aid workers abducted last October from a Sahrawi refugee camp, and the release of prisoners held by Algeria and Mauritania, the group's spokesman told AFP. MUJAO spokesman Adnan Abu Walid Sahraoui said Algeria would face another attack like the Tamanrasset suicide bombing if it failed to meet the group' demands.
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