US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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Algeria hostage situation 'extremely difficult' - Clinton

The US Secretary of State has described the continuing hostage situation at an Algerian gas facility as "extremely difficult and dangerous".

Hillary Clinton said Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal had told her on Friday that the "situation remained fluid, that the hostages remain in danger in a number of instances".

  • 19 Jan 2013
  • From the section Africa
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