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January 19, 2013 6:28 PM

Final toll of Algeria gas plant drama: 23 hostages dead, 107 safe, 32 terrorists ‘neutralized’

Algeria’s military launched a bloody, brazen “final assault” Saturday on kidnappers holding scores of foreigners and Algerians at a natural gas complex in the country’s east, bringing to an end four days of mayhem that left 23 hostages and 32 kidnappers dead and renewed fears that Islamist extremism is spreading in North Africa.

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