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Seven foreign hostages alive after strike on Algeria siege - ANI

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:33 PM
Author: Reuters
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NOUAKCHOTT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Seven foreign hostages are still alive after an Algerian military raid on a siege at a gas plant on Thursday, Mauritania's ANI news agency reported, citing one of the al Qaeda-linked kidnappers.

ANI said a spokesman for the kidnappers told the agency those hostages were three Belgians, two Americans, a Japanese and a Briton. No details were given for the Algerians who were also captured.

A number of hostages and kidnappers were reported killed in an air strike by the Algerian army on the facility.

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