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Report: Algeria hostage situation not over


"Parts of the plant are under Algerian authorities' control, and other parts are not. This information is changing by the hour," Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide told the BBC.

Hostages were held at the BP natural gas facility near In Amenas despite an attack by Algerian forces Thursday that freed some of them, officials said.

The Algerian state news service APS, citing local officials, said the military operation at the facility's living quarters, where most of the hostages were held, ended but "hostages are still being held at the Tigantourine gas treatment plant, which is surrounded by special forces."