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Militants still holding hostages in Algeria

FATAL ATTACK:An Algerian security source said 18 hostage-takers had been killed in Thursday’s assault, but that more than 30 militants remained holed up in the Sahara


However, Algeria said it would not negotiate with “terrorists.”

The International Energy Agency said the hostage-taking “cast a dark cloud over the outlook for the country’s energy sector” as the jihadist splinter group which claimed the operation promised yesterday to stage more attacks.

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