Joseph Balmaceda
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Algeria hostage: 'We were used as human shields'

A Filipino gas worker has described his ordeal during the hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria.

Joseph Balmaceda said he and his colleagues originally hid, but emerged too soon and were confronted by the militants.

He says they were then used as a human shields to protect the militants from government forces.

  • 21 Jan 2013
  • From the section Africa
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