Algeria siege: 'Planned terrorist operation', PM says


Algeria's Prime Minister has said 37 foreigners from eight nationalities and one Algerian worker were killed during the hostage crisis at a gas plant.

PM Abdelmalek Sellal said the group of militants who overran the facility near the desert town of In Amenas were made up of "32 terrorist members".

One Canadian was among the hostage takers, he added.

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