ALGIERS Jan 21 Two dead Islamist militants
found inside the Algerian desert siege site were Canadians, an
Algerian security source told Reuters on Monday.
Algerian special forces had discovered the bodies at the
Tiguentourine gas plant near the town of In Amenas, the source
Troops stormed the plant on Saturday, ending a hostage
crisis which began when Islamists took control of the site
before dawn on Wednesday. Many hostages, including American,
British, French, Japanese, Norwegian and Romanian citizens, are
among those missing or confirmed dead.
An official Algerian source said previously that the group
behind the attack had comprised Arabs, Africans, and also people
from outside the African continent.
(reporting by Lamine Chikhi; editing by David Stamp)