Tuesday, August 4, 2015   

Foreign hostages said to escape captors in Algeria
(01-17 19:17)

Fifteen foreigners and 30 Algerians being held hostage by Islamist extremists at a gas field in Algeria managed to escape from their kidnappers, local media reported, citing officials.
“Fifteen foreigners, including a French couple, have escaped from their captors,'' the private Ennahar television station reported, with TV station's owner, Anis Rahmani, telling AFP that the information came from an “official source,’’ AFP reports
The French embassy could not confirm the information.
Earlier, the APS news agency said 30 Algerian workers had managed to escape from the In Amenas gas field in southeastern Algeria, where the Islamist gunmen, who say they are holding 41 foreigners hostage, are locked in a tense standoff with the Algerian army.
   
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