Death toll climbs in Algeria hostage crisis Algerian troops are working to secure and clear up the gas plant where attackers kidnapped and killed dozens of foreign workers. January 21 2013 at 01:52pm Related Stories Comment Guidelines Please read our comment guidelines. Login and register, if you haven’ t already. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As) Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.