Tuesday, 01 September 2015

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West Cumbrian in Algerian hostage drama

An engineer from west Cumbria is believed to be among the hostages freed when Algerian security forces stormed a remote gas complex on Thursday.

Islamist extremists are still holding out at the Amenas plant in south-east Algeria.

The authorities have given no clear sign of how many people are still alive or captive at the site, run jointly by BP, Norway’s Statoil and Algeria’s state-owned oil company.

The Algerians say 12 hostages and 18 militants died in a military attack on a convoy of militants on Thursday.

But the militants claim that 35 hostages were killed.

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