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Jan 16, 2013 | 11:04 GMT

Algeria: Militants Reportedly Kidnap 6 Foreigners

Islamist militants seized five Japanese nationals and a French citizen from a natural gas facility in Ain Amenas, southern Algeria, on Jan. 16, Reuters reported, citing local and diplomatic sources. Algerian officials did not immediately confirm the abduction.

Editor's note: A previous version of this sitrep misstated the nature of the facility at which the kidnapping occurred. It was a natural gas facility. 

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