Algeria oil facility kidnap: 'Briton killed'

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At least two foreign nationals, one of them British, have been killed and several foreign workers taken hostage by Islamist militants at an oil facility in the east of Algeria.

State media say several people were wounded in the attack on a bus carrying workers from the installation near In Amenas was targeted.

An alleged spokesman for the militants says the group is holding 41 foreigners, including US, French, British and Japanese citizens.

The BBC's Frank Gardner says Algerians taken hostage have been released but foreign workers are still being held.

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