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Sunday 20 April 2014

Troops lay siege to Algerian gas field where Irishman and 40 other hostages held by Al Qa'ida

Algerian forces have surrounded the gas field where 41 foreign workers are being held hostage by Al Qa-ida gunmen.

Algerian security officials said two people were killed in the attack on a natural-gas facility at In Amenas yesterday, some 800 miles south of the capital, Algiers, near the Libyan border.



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