published Monday, January 21st, 2013

Philippines says 6 workers among dead in Algeria

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    In this undated image made from video, a man looks out from a bus towards what appears to be smoke rising in the horizon at an unknown location in Algeria. An Algerian security official says de-mining squads searching for explosives found "numerous" bodies Sunday at a gas refinery where Islamic militants took dozens of foreign workers hostage
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Foreign Affairs office says six Filipino workers are among hostages who were killed by militants at an Algerian gas field.

Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez told reporters Monday that 16 Filipinos have been accounted for and four others are still missing.

He said the information came from Algerian authorities.

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