A local source has told Reuters that six foreign hostages and eight rebels were killed in the Algerian strike on the gas complex. Again, we cannot confirm this.
According to Mauritania’s ANI news agency, a spokesperson for the kidnappers says that seven western hostages are still alive: three Belgians, two Americans, one Japanese and one Briton.
We cannot verify this.
The spokesperson urged the oil company to intervene to treat the injured hostages, according to ANI.
Updated 9m ago
AP now reporting “...50 dead.” What the heck? Did Algeria bomb the whole place? Mass confusion at this point.