Algerian Militants Kidnap Foreigners In Retaliation For Mali Intervention -- Voice Of America
Al-Qaida-linked Islamist militants in Algeria are holding as many as 41 foreign hostages who were working at a natural gas complex for what the militants call retaliation for the French military action in Mali.
A spokesman for the al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) told VOA seven Americans were among the hostages. Others are thought to include Britons, French, Japanese, and Norwegians.
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