published Monday, January 21st, 2013

Algeria: 37 foreigner hostages killed in attack

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    In this image made from video, a group of people believed to be hostages kneel in the sand with their hands in the air at an unknown location in Algeria. An Algerian security official says de-mining squads searching for explosives found "numerous" bodies Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at a gas refinery where Islamic militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria's prime minister says 37 foreign hostages were killed during the four-day-long standoff at a natural gas plant, and that at least one Canadian was among the Islamist militants who took hundreds hostage.

Abdelmalek Sellal said Monday kidnappers came from Egypt, Canada, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Tunisia.

Algerian forces stormed the site killing 32 militants and gained control on Saturday.

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