Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 - 13:15

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Thirty-seven foreigners of eight different nationalities, as well as an Algerian, were killed by hostage-takers in a well-planned attack on a remote gas plant, some of them brutally executed.

 

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said five other foreigners were still missing and that some of the hostages had been executed "with a bullet to the head" as the four-day crisis ended in a bloodbath on Saturday.

 

Most of the 32 militants who took hundreds of people hostage at the In Amenas gas complex in the Sahara had entered the country from neighbouring Mali.