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Jan 17, 2013 06:44
Category: General News

Hostages Escape Terrorists

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian security official says at least 20 hostages being held by Islamist militants at a natural gas plant in the Sahara desert have escaped. The official says Americans and Europeans were among those who got away. The militants had claimed to be holding 41 hostages. They say the attack was retaliation for France's military operation against al-Qaida-linked rebels in neighboring Mali.