TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Algeria army takes hard line in militant battle

Daily Photo Galleries

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Bomb plot trial ends in Saudi’s conviction
  2. Trade for Winnik gives Penguins’ competition among bottom six
  3. Sophomore stars carry Beaver Falls to 3rd finals appearance in 4 seasons
  4. High school notebook: Armstrong, Freeport know playoff opponents
  5. Trib Cup: South Park girls look ahead to PIAA tournament
  6. Few in Westmoreland County opposed to expansion plan for Mariner pipeline
  7. Lincoln tries to rejuvenate career in second stint with Pirates
  8. Move to Canon-McMillan means less travel for wrestlers headed to Southwest Regional
  9. High school roundup: Mt. Lebanon boys oust Hempfield
  10. Jihadi John, slashing terrorist, is unmasked as Briton
  11. Notre Dame women shoot lights out in victory over Pitt