Thirteen Norwegians held in Algeria attack - PM
OSLO (Reuters) - Thirteen Norwegian employees of Norwegian energy firm Statoil are involved in a hostage situation in Algeria after Islamist militants attacked a gas plant partially operated by the firm, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said.
The 13 employees are believed to be held inside the natural gas facility, Stoltenberg told a news conference on Wednesday.
"We've asked the Algerian authorities to put the life and health of the hostages above all," Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide told the same news conference.
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