Friday, January 18, 2013

Algeria: Algeria hostage siege comes to deadly end

At least 30 hostages and 11 members of an al-Qaeda-affiliated group were killed when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant to free the captives, Reuters news agency has quoted an Algerian security source as saying. Eight Algerians and seven foreigners, including two British, two Japanese and a French national, were among the dead, the source said. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports.