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French Nationals Taken Hostage in Cameroon, Hollande Says

Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Seven French citizens have been taken hostage in Cameroon, President Francois Hollande told journalists in Athens.

The hostages included three adults and four children, Hollande said. French authorities are familiar with the terrorist group, which is based in Nigeria, he added.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mark Deen in Paris at markdeen@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Deen at markdeen@bloomberg.net

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