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.
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