The number of British nationals caught up in the hostage crisis in Algeria has been "significantly reduced". Last night it was reported that around 30 were believed to be "at risk".
Addressing the Commons this morning David Cameron condemned what he called the "brutal and savage" attack at the In Amenas site, in which at least one Briton has been died.
The Prime Minister said he would do everything possible to find the people responsible.
- Mr Cameron said each of the families of those caught up in the crisis had been assigned a police liaison officer and is being kept fully updated of developments
- BP, the joint operator of the gas plant, has also begun evacuating staff from Algeria, with 11 being flown back to London yesterday
- The Government is providing a back-up service to fill any "gaps in what BP are able to do" and all installations in Algeria have been placed on "high alert"
In a separate statement this morning BP said a small number of its employees were unaccounted for. A fourth plane is expected to transport staff out of the country today.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said those behind the events should know Britain and the international community "stand united in condemnation".
The US defence secretary Leon Panetta opened his speech to an audience in London today by warning terrorists in Algeria that there was "no place to hide".