Six hostages, eight rebels killed in Algeria strike: source

ALGIERS Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:13am EST

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ALGIERS (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.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; Writing by Peter Graff; Editing by Giles Elgood)

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