February 19, 2013 / 5:43 PM / 6 years ago

France's Hollande confirms seven kidnapped in Cameroon

France's President Francois Hollande leaves after delivering a speech to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Elysee Palace in Paris, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

ATHENS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that seven French nationals, three adults and four children, had been kidnapped in Cameroon by a militant organization known to French authorities.

Hollande said during a visit to Greece that the victims of the kidnapping, all members of the same family who were apparently tourists, had been seized by Nigerian-based militants.

(This story has been corrected to change number of children, adults in first paragraph)

Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; Writing by Catherine Bremer; Editing by Michael Roddy

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