37 foreigners die at Algeria gas plant

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AlgerianAmenasgascomplex Reuters. Rescue workers carry the coffin of one of the hostages killed during a hostage crisis in a gas plant at the hospital in In Amenas January 21, 2013. The hostage death toll from a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant deep in the Sahara has risen to almost 60, with at least nine Japanese nationals also reported killed in an attack claimed by a veteran Islamist fighter on behalf of al Qaeda.

A total of 37 foreign workers died in a hostage crisis at an Algerian desert gas plant, with seven still missing, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Monday.

Sellal also told a news conference that 29 militants had been killed and three captured alive in the siege, which Algerian forces ended on Saturday by storming the plant. - Reuters

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