The Algerian Communications Minister said, “Search efforts are ongoing at the gas installation … I fear the numbers will be updated with more victims later today.”
The hostage crisis in Algeria appears to be over, leaving 23 hostages dead. But there are still many unanswered questions. CNN reports that it is still unclear,
[E]xactly how many people are unaccounted for at a remote natural gas facility after three days of chaos that ended Saturday … Some 685 Algerian workers and 107 foreigners were freed, the Algerian Interior Ministry said.
Great Britain, the US, and Japan are among the nations with citizens who are unaccounted for, and all three of the governments are in close contact with Algerian officials to gain as much “insight” into the situation as possible. Algerian officials have said that of the32 militants killed, only 3 were actually Algerian; the other 29 were members of six different nationalities which include Arabs, Africans, and people from other non-African nations.
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