Report: 23 hostages and 32 militants killed in Algeria

A total of 23 hostages and 32 militants were killed after an attack on a gas plant in the Algerian desert, the Algerian interior ministry has said, according to Algerian news agency APS.

gas plant in In Amenas
Algeria's government has confirmed that the operation to end the hostage crisis has ended Credit: BP

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Fourth Algeria victim named

A fourth British victim of the Algerian siege was named today as efforts continued to repatriate their bodies. The Foreign Office issued a statement from the family of Sebastian John which said he would be eternally missed.