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1 American killed in Algeria hostage crisis: US official
AFP
Washington, January 19, 2013
First Published: 07:30 IST(19/1/2013)
Last Updated: 07:31 IST(19/1/2013)

The US State Department confirmed on Friday that an American hostage had died in Algeria after armed militants stormed a remote natural gas plant.

"We can confirm the death of US citizen Frederick Buttaccio in the hostage situation in Algeria. We express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Out of respect for the family's privacy, we have no further comment," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.


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