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Algeria army takes hard line in militant battle

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By The Associated Press
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 7:06 a.m.
 

AIN AMENAS, Algeria — Algeria's state news agency says 12 hostages have been killed since the start of the operation to free workers kidnapped by Islamic militants at a natural gas plant in the Sahara.

The APS news agency quotes an unidentified security source for the new death toll and says the fatalities include both Algerian and foreign workers at the remote desert facility.

APS also said Friday that 18 of the hostage takers have been killed.

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