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9 Japanese killed in Algerian hostage crisis

Nine Japanese nationals were killed during a four-day siege at a gas plant in Algeria, where the number of hostages killed had already reached at least 48, a Japanese government source said on Monday.

 

The Japanese government and engineering firm JGC Corp , which had several dozen employees working at the plant, have so far said only that 10 Japanese workers remained unaccounted for. Neither would confirm media reports of casualties. (Reuters)