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Algeria crisis: Three Britons confirmed dead - PM

Three Britons are confirmed dead and three more are believed to be have been killed in the Algeria hostage crisis, the prime minister has said.

One further UK resident is also thought to be dead, David Cameron said.

An unknown number of Britons survived. Some returned to the UK overnight according to the Foreign Office.

A raid by Algerian troops ended a four-day siege at the In Amenas gas facility on Saturday.

Mr Cameron said: "I know the whole country will want to join me in sending our sympathies and condolences to the families who have undergone an absolutely dreadful ordeal and who now face life without these very precious loved ones."

  • 20 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK