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Jan 21, 2013 | 16:13 GMT

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Algeria: 37 Foreign Workers Killed In Hostage Crisis, Prime Minister Says

A total of 37 foreign workers died in the Algerian natural gas plant hostage crisis, and seven are missing, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said Jan. 21, Reuters reported. Sellal said that 29 jihadists had been killed in the siege and that three had been captured. The ambiguous and violent events characterizing the hostage crisis have opened the government up to considerable foreign criticism at a time when Algeria is trying to expand investment in its energy sector.

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