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Americans Among Hostages Taken in Algeria

In what could be the first spillover from France's intervention in Mali, Islamist militants attacked and occupied a natural gas complex partly operated by energy company BP in southern Algeria on Wednesday. Two foreigners were killed and possibly dozens of others, including Americans, were taken hostage.

In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland confirmed that Americans were among the hostages, but wouldn't say how many.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has discussed the attack with Algeria's prime minister, and the United States is working with Algerian authorities, CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan reports.

Source: CBS News. Read full article. (link)

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  • Lyle||

    When some Islamists kill Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie that'll be blowback too.

    Blowback... what balderdash. In contemporary times when haven't violent Islamists been killing Westerners? Learn some history Reason.