Algeria hostage rescue operation over

2013-01-17 22:35

Algiers - An Algerian army operation launched on Thursday to rescue national and foreign hostages seized by Islamist gunmen at a desert gas plant, which reportedly left dozens dead, is now over, Algerian media said.

The APS news agency said the assault on the Tigentourine gas complex, attacked by the Islamist gunmen a day earlier, had ended on Thursday evening, adding that no death toll had been given so far.

Communication Minister Mohamed Said confirmed earlier that kidnappers and hostages were killed in the operation, but declined to say how many.

  • Archie22is - 2013-01-17 22:49

    Very sad ending indeed for the hostages... R.I.P

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