Militants: Algerian copter attack kills 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers in Sahara standoff

Militants: Algerian copter attack kills 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers in Sahara standoff

Associated Press
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In this undated image released Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013, by BP petroleum company, showing the Amenas natural gas field in the eastern central region of Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. Islamist militants from Mali attacked the Amenas natural gas field partly operated by BP in Algeria early on Wednesday, killing a security guard and kidnapping at least eight people, including English, Norwegian and Japanese nationals, an Algerian security official and local media reported. Algerian forces, later caught up with and surrounded the kidnappers and negotiations for the release of the hostages are ongoing, officials said.(AP Photo/BP)

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Militants: Algerian copter attack kills 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers in Sahara standoff.

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