A Statoil picture released on Thursday shows vehicles parked at the In Amenas gas field
Seven foreign hostages and 11 of their kidnappers died on Saturday as Algerian special forces launched a final assault on the beseiged In Amenas gas complex, an Algerian security source said. © AFP
A Statoil picture released on Thursday shows vehicles parked at the In Amenas gas field
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Last updated: January 19, 2013

'Seven hostages dead' as army storms Algeria complex

Seven foreign hostages and 11 of their kidnappers died on Saturday as Algerian special forces launched a final assault on the beseiged In Amenas gas complex, an Algerian security source said.

"The assault took place mid-morning. Eleven terrorists lost their lives along with the foreign hostages. We think they were killed in retaliation," the source told AFP.

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