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30 Algerian hostages escape Islamists

Africa

Algiers - Thirty Algerian workers managed to escape on Thursday from a gas facility in Algeria where they were being held by Islamist extremists along with dozens of Westerners, national media reported.

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In this undated image released Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013, by BP petroleum company, showing the Amenas natural gas field in the eastern central region of Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/BP)

“Thirty Algerian workers managed to escape on Thursday from the Tinguentourine gas facility, where they had been held hostage since Wednesday by an armed terrorist group,” the APS news agency said, citing local officials. - Sapa-AFP

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