Algerian Hostage Crisis Watch
A Briton and an Algerian were killed early on in the attack on the plant at Tigantourine, near In Amenas, where the militants have been surrounded by Algerian troops.
A number of hostages have escaped the Islamist militants who took them captive at a gas facility in eastern Algeria, media and officials say.
Details of the escape and the numbers involved remain unclear, but some 30-40 Algerians and 15-20 foreign nationals were reported to have escaped.
The militants earlier said they were holding 41 foreign nationals.
A siege is ongoing, with Algerian soldiers surrounding the facility near In Amenas.
The kidnappers occupied the complex on Wednesday, after killing a Briton and an Algerian.
The US would like to suggest a UN aligned peace keeping force is sent to erradicate said terrorist militants in order to free hostages. We call upon our allies France and the UK, particuarly the former, for the primary logistical and military support in this crisis.
Sweden's thoughts are with the victims and we are hopeful for a speedy and peaceful resolution.
- Political Ambassador
OOC: This thread could make a good start for a hyp considering how many countries are involved in this spectacle and the wider Mali issues [although im sure we've already had a hyp on Mali?]