Dead and missing from siege at Algerian gas plant

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • January 21, 2013 - 3:28 PM

Here's the latest information from Algeria on the dead and missing after a bloody, four-day hostage siege at the country's remote Ain Amenas natural gas plant.


_29 Islamist militants, according to the Algerian government.

_37 foreign hostages, Algeria says.

_One Algerian security guard at the plant, Algeria says.

_Foreign hostages confirmed dead so far include seven workers from Japan, six from the Philippines, three each from Britain and the United States, two from Romania and one from France.


_Algeria says five foreign hostages remain missing — either because they fled or their bodies have not yet been found. In addition, the government has said seven bodies of foreign hostages have not been identified by name or nationality. But other governments' figures show more unaccounted for.

_JAPAN: Three Japanese still missing, the government says.

_NORWAY: Five Norwegian employees of Statoil remain missing, the energy company says.

_BRITAIN: Three Britons and a Colombian who lived in the U.K. are still missing, the government says.

_THE PHILIPPINES: Four Filipinos remain missing, the government says.

_MALAYSIA: Two Malaysians are still missing, the government says.


_ Three kidnappers captured, Algeria says.

_ 685 Algerian plant workers freed, Algeria says.

_ 107 foreign workers freed. Algeria says.

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