Hostage Death Toll in Algeria Climbs to 48

January 21, 2013, Monday // 04:10

At least 48 hostages are now believed to have died in a four-day siege at Algeria's In Amenas gas plant,

Reports have emerged that the 25 bodies found at the complex on Sunday were all those of captives.

A search is continuing at the In Amenas gas plant, where as many as 20 hostages remain unaccounted for, BBC informs.

Five suspected Islamist attackers were reportedly arrested on Sunday.

The siege ended when troops mounted an assault on Saturday, saying the militants had begun killing foreign hostages.


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