PARIS — Islamist militants seized a foreign-operated gas field in Algeria early Wednesday and took at least 20 foreign hostages, including Americans, according to an Algerian government official and the country’s state-run news agency, in what the attackers called a retaliation for the French-led military intervention in neighboring Mali.
Americans among hostages taken by militants in Algeria
By Scott Sayare and Adam Nossiter| New York Times January 16, 2013
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