- Title: ALGERIA: Coffins brought to In Amenas hospital
- Date: 21st January 2013
- Summary: IN AMENAS, ALGERIA (JANUARY 21, 2013) (REUTERS) POLICE CAR COMING OUT OF HOSPITAL GATE SIGN AT ENTRANCE OF HOSPITAL POLICE CAR PARKED INSIDE ALGERIAN POLICE FORCES AND LOCALS AT GATE CONVOY LEAVING LOCALS TALKING OUTSIDE HOSPITAL GATE TRUCK CARRYING COFFINS ARRIVING AT HOSPITAL GATE, ENTERING ALGERIAN POLICE FORCES GUARDING GATE ANOTHER TRUCK CARRYING COFFINS ARRIVING AT HOSPITAL, ENTERING HOSPITAL STAFF AMBULANCE COMING OUT IN HOSPITAL COURTYARD, EMERGENCY STAFF AROUND TRUCK CONVOY LEAVING CAR ENTERING, HOSPITAL GATE BEING CLOSED
- Embargoed: 5th February 2013 12:00
- Location: Algeria
- Country: Algeria
- Topics: Conflict
- Reuters ID: LVABZAXLNRS9QRSJ24OEQW92BNV3
- Story Text: Security was tight on Monday (January 21) around In Amenas hospital after 37 foreign workers died during a hostage crisis at an Algerian desert gas plant nearby.
Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said the attack was coordinated by a Canadian.
American, British, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Filipino and Romanian workers were among the deads and seven were still missing, Sellal also said.
In addition, Sellal said that 29 Islamists had been killed in the siege, which Algerian forces ended by storming the plant, and three had been captured alive.
Trucks carrying empty coffins were seen entering the hospital.
Islamist fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility of the attack on behalf of al Qaeda.
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