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State Department: Terrorists Holding American In Algeria

State Department: Terrorists Holding American In Algeria

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CBS News: ALGIERS, ALGERIA In what could be the first spillover from France’s intervention in Mali, Islamist militants attacked and occupied a natural gas complex partly operated by energy company BP in southern Algeria on Wednesday. Two foreigners were killed and possibly dozens of others, including Americans, were taken hostage.

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In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland confirmed that Americans were among the hostages, but wouldn’t say how many.


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