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Algeria Searching for Five Missing Foreigners

Have not been seen since Islamists captured a gas plant last week

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian forces are scouring the Sahara desert for five foreigners missing since Islamist militants attacked a remote natural gas plant, an official said Tuesday.

An al-Qaida-affiliated band of fighters attacked the vast natural gas complex on Wednesday, killing 37 hostages, including an Algerian security guard, in a four-day standoff that ended after Algerian special forces stormed the plant.

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