‘13 Norwegians taken hostage. A notorious Islamist may be behind it. The Foreign Minister has dispatched a crisis team’

Published on 17 January 2013 at 11:07


A number of employees from the Norwegian firm Statoil were taken hostage by an Islamist group following an attack on a gas plant close to the Libyan border. The exact number and nationality of people kidnapped was unclear. Oslo has yet to confirm a report from Algerian press agency APS, which said that one Norwegian was killed during the attack.

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