Algeria’s Sahara siege ends in bloodbath; UK in search of Britons

Bloody Algerian hostage crisis ended with the most disappointing climax as bloodbath of death of 23 hostages and 32 militants in a final assault with Islamist militants at a gas plant in the Sahara desert .

Reports suggested that all the remaining hostage-takers have killed.

Algeria’s hostage crisis went on forth day and to end this, Special Forces stormed in the natural gas plant at the Ain Amenas site where militants led by the al Qaeda-linked commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar triggered raid.

However, no reports are revealed about whether any hostages remained alive in final assault.

Even there is no breakdown of the death toll as well as nationality of hostages killed.

As per media information, Foreign Secretary William Hague said that UK officials were working hard to rescue Britons missing or feared dead.

About 685 Algerian and 107 foreigner hostages have rescued from Saharan natural gas complex, Algeria’s interior ministry said.

And for all death tolls, they blamed the militants who seized the natural gas complex in the Sahara.

Marking a serious escalation in northwestern Africa, especially in neighboring Mali, Algeria’s handling of the crisis considered to be the historical move.

Moreover, Military’s dead response over negotiation has appreciated by French govt, but it caused an international outcry from countries about the lack of transparency in Algeria’s anti-terror operation.

“There could be no negotiations” with terrorists, French President Francois Hollande said, source said.

“If there was any need to justify our action against terrorism, we would have here, again, an additional argument,” he added.

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