Swedish hostage in Al-Qaeda film

A Swedish man kidnapped in 2011 is one of seven hostages featured in a video released by a north African terrorist group, reports news agency AFP, citing Mauritania's ANI.

A group calling itself Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb made the video on June 27th and has released it now, exactly three years after it seized four French citizens from a uranium compound in northern Niger.

Swedish Johan Gustafsson was taken from Timbuktu in northern Mali in November 2011, along with a South African and Dutch hostage reports ANI.

All of the hostages give statements in the video.

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