Africa
4:55 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Algeria Hostage Crisis Stretches Into Another Day

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 7:11 am

On Thursday, Algerian forces opened fire on Islamists holding dozens of foreigners hostage. The militants, who have been linked to al-Qaida, say they took over the gas facility deep into the Sahara Desert in retaliation for France's attack on Islamic militants in the west African nation of Mali.