PM: North Africa becoming a 'magnet for jihadists'

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that northern Africa is becoming a "magnet for jihadists".

Speaking in the Commons, he promised a strong security response and said:

"Britain will contribute intelligence and counter-terrorism assets to an international effort to find and dismantle the network that planned and ordered the brutal assault at In Amenas".

See also: The West's moment of realisation over Africa's al-Qaeda threat

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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.