We can now confirm the death of three US citizens in the terrorist attack in Algeria: Victor Lynn Lovelady, Gordon Lee Rowan, and Frederick Buttaccio. We extend our deepest condolences to their families and friends.
We are also aware of seven US citizens who survived the attack.
As the President said, the blame for this tragedy rests with the terrorists who carried it out, and the United States condemns their actions in the strongest possible terms.
We will continue to work closely with the Government of Algeria to gain a fuller understanding of the terrorist attack of last week and how we can work together moving forward to combat such threats in the future.
David Cameron warned that north Africa is becoming a "magnet for jihadists" as he announced help to tackle the terror threat in the region.
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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.