Six hostages, eight rebels killed in Algeria strike -source

ALGIERS Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:09am EST

ALGIERS Jan 17 (Reuters) - Six foreign hostages and eight of their captors were killed by an Algerian military strike on a vehicle being used by the kidnappers at a remote gas plant, a source in the town where the incident was unfolding told Reuters.

The source said some hostages were still being held, and 180 Algerian citizens had escaped.