ALGIERS - Four foreign hostages were freed on Thursday by Algeria's armed forces, the official APS news agency said, giving no further details.
A local source has told Reuters six hostages were killed when a vehicle was fired upon by the military. A separate source, in the security services, said earlier that 25 foreigners had escaped. Gunmen said they were initially holding 41 foreign hostages after they stormed a gas plant in the remote Algerian desert on Wednesday morning.
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