Updated: 01/20/2013 6:07 PM KSTP.com
At least 81 people have been reported dead, including 32 Islamist militants, after a bloody, four-day hostage situation at Algeria’s remote Ain Amenas natural gas plant. Nearly two dozen foreign workers remained unaccounted for late Sunday.
Here’s the latest information from Algeria on the dead and missing:
_ 32 Islamist militants, according to the Algerian government.
_ 23 hostages, according to Algeria. Confirmed dead so far include three from Britain, two from the Philippines, one each from the U.S., Romania and France.
_ 25 more bodies found Sunday, unclear yet whether they were hostages or militants, according to an Algerian security official.
_ One Romanian hostage who had been evacuated died of his wounds, according to the Romanian government.
THE MISSING HOSTAGES
_ JAPAN: 10 Japanese working at the plant are unaccounted for, according to their employer JGC Corp.
_ NORWAY: Five Norwegian employees of Statoil are still missing, the energy company said Sunday.
_ BRITAIN: Three other Britons still missing and feared dead, the U.K. government said Sunday.
_ UNITED STATES: One Texan is dead, the U.S. has confirmed. A U.S. official said some American hostages escaped or were unaccounted for but would not give any numbers. The militants at first said they had seven American hostages, then later offered to trade two of them for two terrorists behind bars in the U.S., an offer rejected by Washington.
_ MALAYSIA: Two Malaysians are missing, the government says.
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