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BP says Algeria gas field hit by "security incident"
January 16, 2013 / 11:11 AM / 5 years ago

BP says Algeria gas field hit by "security incident"

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Oil major BP said on Wednesday it had experienced a “security incident” at a gas field in Algeria, following reports that Islamist militants had seized five Japanese nationals and a French citizen from the facility on Wednesday.

“We can confirm that there has been a security incident this morning at the In Amenas gas field in the eastern central region of Algeria. We have no more confirmed details at this time,” BP said in a statement.

BP said UK authorities had been advised about the incident. BP did not say whether foreigners were taken away from the facility, only that the company was “setting up a helpline for relatives”.

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