16 January 2013, 21:48

Kidnappers of 8 BP workers flee from Algeria to Tunisia

Kidnappers of 8 BP workers flee from Algeria to Tunisia

Islamists, who kidnapped 8 foreign workers in Algeria, have escaped to Tunisia.

This is what a Libyan border guard says. He claims that he was a witness of how a group of armed people in two cars appeared from the Algerian side at a point where Algeria’s, Tunisia’s and Libya’s borders meet. Although the border guards opened fire at them, they managed to flee to Tunisia.

Earlier, a group of militants attacked a gas facility, which belongs to “British Petroleum”, in the town of In Amenas in Algeria’s southeast. They killed 2 British guards and kidnapped 8 foreign workers.

The terrorists are known to have come to Algeria from Mali.

An Islamist group, which is close to Al Qaeda, has claimed the responsibility for this kidnapping.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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