Amenas natural gas field in the eastern central region of Algeria
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Islamist militants abduct foreigners in Algeria

Algerian security officials say two people have been killed and several foreigners abducted in an attack on a gas facility near In Amenas in the east of the country.

Islamist militants allied to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have said they carried out the attack.

The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner reports.

  • 16 Jan 2013
  • From the section Africa