Filipino death toll from Algeria hits 8

2013-01-25 09:21
The Amenas gas field in eastern Algeria near the Libyan border where Algerian troops surrounded Islamists holding foreign hostages. (Picture: AFP)

The Amenas gas field in eastern Algeria near the Libyan border where Algerian troops surrounded Islamists holding foreign hostages. (Picture: AFP)

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Manila - An eighth person from the Philippines has been confirmed killed in last week's siege by Islamic militants of a remote natural gas plant in Algeria, the government said on Friday.

The eighth Philippine fatality is a male, said foreign department spokesperson Raul Hernandez, without naming the victim.

"His body was positively identified by our team in Algeria. We still have one unaccounted for," Hernandez told AFP.

The Philippine government has said 12 other Filipino workers survived the 72-hour hostage drama in the north African desert, including four still recovering from their wounds at an Algiers hospital.

Dozens of foreigners were killed during a four-day standoff that ended in a bloody showdown with Algerian commandos on Saturday, with reports of summary executions.

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