US vows to pursue militants behind Algeria attack
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday militants who attacked the United States and its citizens will hunted down, in the first comments by a senior US officials on the events in Algeria.


He said the US government was working around the clock to ensure the safe return of its citizens caught up in the crisis though officials had no clear information on the fate of Americans. "Terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in Algeria, not in North Africa, not anywhere," he said. (Reuters)