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100 foreign hostages already freed

Africa
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In Amenas, Algeria 20050419. File photo of the gas plant in Algeria where where 13 Norwegians are among 17 workers who are taken as hostages in an attack towards the plant early Wednesday morning, January 17th. HANDOUT Photo: 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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