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The Algerian state news agency, APS, reported that seven hostages died as Algerian special forces mounted a "final assault" on the last terrorists holding out at the sprawling gas facility.
According to Algerian state media, as many as 30 foreigners are still unaccounted for.
Security sources told Algerian state news agency APS that nearly 100 overseas workers had been "released" - and put the total originally seized by Islamist militants at 132.
Security sources told Algerian state news agency APS last night that nearly 100 overseas workers had been "released" - and put the total originally seized by Islamist militants at 132.
The Algerian state news agency, APS, last night reported a "provisional" figure of 12 foreign and Algerian workers at the plant who had been killed in the attack.
ALGIERS (TAP)- Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages, Algerian state news agency APS said.
Following his escape, the 29-year-old from Loftus appeared on Algerian state TV with three other British hostages yesterday.
Algerian state television last night quoted a hospital saying four foreigners had been killed and seven wounded amid a confused picture of the crisis.
The In Amenas gas field, 1,300km south-east of the Algerian capital, Algiers, and about 60km west of the Libyan border, is operated by the Algerian state oil company, Sonatrach, along with Statoil and the British oil company BP.
Algerian state media said that one person had been killed and seven wounded, two of them foreigners, in the attack on the field at In Amenas, in the Sahara desert 1,300 kilometres (810 miles) southeast of Algiers.
Krouha brought into the NOC upstream experts from the Algerian state concern Sonatrach, where he used to be a high-ranking executive, to undertake the whole range of operations.
In January 2012, Russia's VimpelCom, which owns a majority stake in Orascom Telecom, signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Algeria to explore the sale of its majority stake Djezzy to the Algerian state.
We agreed what constitutes a threat to Libya, whether by financing or subversion, would not have a place on Algerian territory", he said in the statement, reported by the Algerian state news agency.
The Algerian State Minister and the Secretary General of the National Liberation Front Party Abdelaziz Belkhadem on Sunday criticized the Arab League (AL) stance towards what is taking place in Syria, saying that it needs deep reconsideration.
Algerian state radio Tuesday quoted the airline's chief, Mohammad Salah Boultif, as saying that Air Algerie, given its poor financial health, was in no position to grant the 106 percent pay hike sought by the strikers.