Algeria hostage situation reportedly comes to violent end, as Clinton calls siege ‘act of terror’
The four-day hostage standoff in Algeria reportedly came to a bloody end Saturday when the country’s special forces stormed the gas plant and killed 11 militants, but not before they allegedly executed seven hostages, the state news agency reported.
U.S. officials have not confirmed to Fox News that any hostages were executed at the remote desert gas plant Saturday.
Algerian authorities estimated that around 30 militants occupied the Ain Amenas site Wednesday and with 18 already reported dead, it appears the hostage crisis involving hundreds of plant workers is finally over.
There was no official count of how many hostages were still being held by the final group of militants holed up in the gas refinery on Saturday, but the militants themselves had reported they were still holding three Belgian, two Americans, a Japanese and a Briton.