100 foreign hostages already freed

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The gas plant in Algeria where where 13 Norwegians are among 17 workers who are taken as hostages in an attack. Photo: Handout, Kjetil Alsvik / STATOIL / NTB scanpix

Algiers - Algerian forces have freed about 100 of the 132 foreigners who were taken hostage in a gas facility in the Algerian desert, a security source told Reuters.

The fate of the others - whether they remained captive or had been killed - remained unclear, he said, as the situation at the plant was “changing rapidly”. - Reuters


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