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Death toll passes 80 in Algeria hostage siege

25 burned bodies found by troops in desert facility

BAMAKO, Mali — Officials said Sunday that the death toll from the four-day hostage siege at a natural gas-producing complex in the Algerian desert had passed 80, as security forces combing the site discovered more corpses, some badly burned.

The Algerian government said at least 25 more bodies were found Sunday morning, though it was unclear whether they were militants or hostages because they were so disfigured.

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