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Algeria Natural Gas Plant Attack: Death Toll

January 21, 2013

At least 87 people died in a hostage crisis at a natural gas plant in southern Algeria that was seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants, according to official and Algerian media tallies.

Details on the nationalities of the hostages and attackers are still incomplete, though authorities have said at least 25 captives and 32 of the attackers were killed in the standoff that ended Jan. 19.

Below is the latest tally from various governments, companies and Algerian media.

* Killed, according to Algerian authorities, foreign governments and companies:

32 terrorists

25 hostages, including six Filipinos, three Britons, one French security worker. One Colombian working for BP may have been killed, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said. Malaysia’s foreign ministry said one Malay may have been killed. One American was among the dead. Two Romanians also died, according to the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry

30 additional bodies found, according to the private el- Watan newspaper, which cited security officials.

* Missing, according to Algerian authorities, foreign governments and companies.

Britain’s Foreign Office says three U.K. citizens missing

The Philippines’ Foreign Ministry says four of its nationals are still unaccounted for.

Five Norwegians unaccounted for, according to Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg

10 Japanese unaccounted for, according to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga

1 Malay unaccounted for, according to the foreign ministry

To contact the reporter on this story: Tarek El-Tablawy in Cairo at teltablawy@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net


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