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JAN 17, 2013 - The Guardian

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Islamist militants and Algerian troops in hostage standoff

One Briton killed and two wounded in initial attack, and several more Britons being held against their will at gas field buildingAlgerian troops were in a standoff on Wednesday night with Islamist militants who took at least 20 western contractors hostage in a raid on a desert gas field in which two people were killed, one of them British.Downing Street said "several British nationals" had been caught up in the attack, which appeared to be in retaliation for France's military intervention in neighbouring Mali.The Algerian interior minister, Daho Ould Kablia, said that Algerian troops had ... Read More

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