Abdelmalek Sellal

Algeria’s Prime Minister has said 37 foreigners from eight nationalities were killed during the siege at a gas plant in the east of the country.

In a statement, PM Abdelmalek Sellal said one Canadian was among the militants who seized the plant and took hostages near the town of In Amenas.

He said 29 of the militants had been killed and three were captured alive.

The four-day siege ended on Sunday. As many as 48 hostages, including Algerians, are thought to have died. Several hostages remain unaccounted for.

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