At least 25 hostages killed in Algerian siege

At least 25 hostages killed in Algerian siege

Survivors of a deadly hostage situation in Algeria have recounted their ordeal to police after at least 25 foreign and Algerian hostages were killed by militants at a gas plant in the Sahara desert

Algerian police are reporting their have now captured five of the Islamist militants, while three remain at large.

Survivors have described how they were strapped to explosives and told they would be blown up if the Algerian army attempted a rescue, and how they watched three Japanese men being shot dead as they tried to escape.

International governments are still working to establish the nationality of those who have been killed.

Japanese engineering firm JGC says 10 of its Japanese workers and seven of its foreign workers remain missing, while five British nationals are also missing feared dead.

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