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Irishman among oil-workers kidnapped in Algeria-govt

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:24 GMT
Author: Reuters
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DUBLIN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - An Irishman was among a group of gas workers kidnapped in Algeria on Wednesday, Ireland's Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore said, demanding his immediate release.

Gilmore's department said the man was an Irish national from Northern Ireland and that the government was in close contact with its international partners to establish what had happened.

"The government stands ready to use all the resources available to us to ensure that our citizen is released as soon as possible," Gilmore, who is also deputy prime minister, said in a statement.

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