Two employees of Norwegian oil firm Statoil have been confirmed dead in Algeria after the hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas plant last week, the firm said.
Statoil said three others were still listed as missing though the Foreign Ministry said these employees were also presumed dead.
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.