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Algeria: Islamic militants kill two, take gas workers hostage

January 17, 2013

ALGERIAN troops are in a standoff  with Islamist militants who took dozens of hostages in a raid on a desert gas field that killed two people, one of them British.

The Algerian Press Service (APS) reported that ‘‘a little more than 20’’ foreign workers were seized at the In Amenas gas field on the Algerian border with Libya, although earlier reports put the total number of hostages at 41.


Update: More hostages killed in an abortive rescue attempt.


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