Foreign Secretary William Hague said that there were 22 British nationals who had survived the attack and were now back in the UK. He told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show:
We brought them back and BP brought others back on chartered flights during the night so they are being reunited with their loved ones.
David Cameron warned that north Africa is becoming a "magnet for jihadists" as he announced help to tackle the terror threat in the region.
A British man from Aberdeenshire has spoken to ITV News about his dramatic escape from militants and his concern for some of his colleagues.
Stephen McFaul, one of dozens of hostages taken by Islamist fighters at gas plant in Algeria, is due to arrive back in Belfast later today.