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Some hostages escape gas facility, reports say

17 January 2013 Last updated at 11:33 GMT

Algeria's state news agency APS says 30 Algerian workers have escaped from a gas facility where foreign workers are being held hostage by Islamist militants.

The kidnappers occupied the complex near In Amenas on Wednesday, after killing a Briton and an Algerian.

Frank Gardner reports.