State Department: Terrorists Holding American In Algeria

State Department: Terrorists Holding American In Algeria

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.

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

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