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Algeria siege ends in bloodshed

A four-day siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert has ended, with militants and some hostages killed.

A four-day siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert has ended, with militants and some hostages killed.

Seven hostages were killed by their captors during a final raid by Algerian troops - at least 23 hostages and 32 hostage-takers died in the four-day stand-off, Algerian officials say.

Five Britons are feared dead or missing - five Norwegians are unaccounted for.

Bridget Kendall reports.

  • 19 Jan
  • From the section Africa