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Al Qaeda kingpin 'killed in Mali'

Leading al Qaeda commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, thought to be behind January's hostage crisis in Algeria, has been killed in Mali, according to Chadian forces. Foreign Secretary William Hague said if true, his death would be a "blow to terrorism".

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One of the most infamous terrorists is believed dead

One of the world's most infamous terrorists is believed to be dead tonight. Chad's armed forces say Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed by their soldiers in Mali today. He was said to have ordered January's attack on an Algerian gas plant where 37 hostages were killed.

ITV News correspondent Harry Smith has the latest:

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