January 19, 2013 / 11:07 AM / 5 years ago

No more French held in Algeria gas plan: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France believes there are no more French nationals being held at the Algerian desert gas plant where Islamist militants took scores hostage, France's defense minister said on Saturday .

Asked in an interview on France 3 TV if he could confirm there were no more French hostages, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said: "Yes. As far as we know today it is one Frenchman who was killed, sadly, and French nationals who were freed."

Reporting By Brian Love and Jean-Baptiste Vey

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