Four French hostages freed in Niger


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The Independent Online

Four Frenchmen taken hostage by Islamic extremists three years ago in Niger have been released.

They were kidnapped in September 2010 from their dormitories in the town of Arlit, where they worked for the French nuclear company Areva.

French President François Hollande made the announcement, crediting Niger’s President with their release. He did not give details of how they were freed.