Source: Death toll of hostages in Algeria crisis reaches 48

By REUTERS
January 21, 2013 00:17




ALGIERS - Algerian troops searching a desert gas compound a day after ending a four-day siege found the bodies of 25 more hostages inside, more than doubling the toll to 48 hostages killed, a security source said on Sunday.

Along with 32 slain hostage-takers, the overall death toll from the incident reached 80. The source said the toll could still rise as troops continue to comb through the site.

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