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North East men freed in Algeria

It has been confirmed that workers from the North East were involved in a hostage situation in Algeria where gas workers were taken hostage by Islamic militants. Three men from the region were freed last week.

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Full Report: Freed man from Co Durham thanks public

A father from Durham has thanked the Algerian authorities who rescued him and many of his colleagues held hostage by terrorists last week.

Peter Hunter says that he is relieved to be back home with his family.

David Cameron today pledged to track down the militant group responsible for the deaths of thirty seven foreign workers, including at least three Britons.

You can see the full report from Ben Chapman below.

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