37 foreign workers killed in Algeria siege, prime minister says
Dozens of hostages died during a seige after terrorists attacked the remote gas complex near In Amenas, Algeria.
January 21st, 2013
02:02 PM ET

37 foreign workers killed in Algeria siege, prime minister says

[Updated at 2:02 p.m.] U.S. State Department confirms the deaths of three Americans in Algeria: Victor Lynn Lovelady, Gordon Lee Rowan and Frederick Buttaccio.

[Updated at 12:43 p.m.] Three Americans were killed in the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant last week, a senior administration official said Monday. Previously, one American was known to have been killed.

[Original post] Thirty-seven foreign hostages died in last week's terrorist attack on an Algerian gas plant, Prime Minister Abdul Malek Sallal said Monday. Algerian authorities had previously reported the death toll as 29.

Five foreign workers remain missing.

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  1. the prophet

    the check must have bounced

    January 21, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. saywhat

    The hostages died as a result of the Algerian army's 'quick response'.
    On the the French invasion of Mali, the reason for this incident, British PM says "N.Africa war could last for decades".
    So whats new? Decade of wars and their legacy of death,destruction, misery, corruption and torture is ours to own too.

    January 21, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. saywhat

    Sadly 3 Americans are among those killed.

    January 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Mary

    And all the media is talking about is Michelle Obama;s dress. Three Americans killed. That should be front page in every news outlet.

    January 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. saywhat

    Good afternoon@Mary.
    Well the past decade plus has deadened our senses somewhat to deaths & violence.

    January 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Pete

      @saywhat,it seems the norm anymore and if you or anyone thinks different you're pretty delushional like the five that were shot at a gun show yesterday in Ohio,pretty smart showing people out there why NOT to have guns!!

      January 21, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    Not me @ 1:57 but I do agree Michelle's dress isn't newsworthly in the least. Hello @ saywhat. If your talking about apartide that legacy still lingers on to this day doesn't it?

    January 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Pete

    They died because of the French,Algeria not listening to Pres.Obama and other dignitaries saying to stand down and negotiate,not plow in head first not knowing who you're facing..Now the facts come out about this terrorist leader losing an eye and others that had a grudge against the French for past deaths also that were brought on years ago,how karma rears its ugly head ha!!

    January 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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