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Head of Chadian army claims troops kill Belmoktar

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) – Chad’s military chief announced that his troops deployed in northern Mali had killed Moktar Belmoktar, the terrorist who orchestrated the attack on a natural gas plant in Algeria that left 36 foreigners dead.

03/02/2013

Amenas natural gas field, Algeria

Panetta: US-British working to free hostages

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. is working with the British and Algerian governments to assess the situation at a natural gas complex in the Sahara where Islamic militants are holding hostages from at least 10 countries.

01/18/2013

Amenas natural gas field, Algeria

Desert drama: Islamists take hostages in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A militant group that claimed responsibility said 41 foreigners, including seven Americans, were being held after an assault on one of oil-rich Algeria’s energy facilities.

01/16/2013

Nordstrom Rack Robbery takes Hostages

Police check video as they try to identify armed hostage takers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Employees were closing up at the Nordstrom Rack near LAX and preparing to go home when two gunmen stormed inside and took them hostage.

01/11/2013

Nordstrom-Rack

Robbers assault some hostages at L.A. store

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Robbers stabbed a clothing store employee and sexually assaulted another during an hours-long hostage drama that ended early Friday with a police SWAT team surging into the shop and rescuing 14 workers.

01/11/2013

Nordstrom-Rack

Some hostages assaulted in clothing store robbery

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police say some of the 14 workers held hostage overnight during a robbery at the Nordstrom Rack in Westchester store were assaulted, and one was stabbed.

01/11/2013

High court upholds death penalty in school rampage

(AP) – The California Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty against a high school dropout convicted of going on a murderous rampage through his former Northern California school in 1992. The court unanimously ruled […]

08/02/2012