German hostage in north Nigeria killed during rescue

ABUJA - A German man held hostage in northern Nigeria by a group linked to al-Qaida has been killed during an attempt by Nigerian forces to rescue him, two security sources told Reuters on Thursday.
Edgar Fritz Raupach was kidnapped in the north's main city Kano in January. A group claiming to be al-Qaida's north African wing said in March it was holding him and demanded the release of a Muslim woman imprisoned in Germany in exchange for his freedom.
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