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Philippine workers recount Algeria hostage drama

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Foreign workers abducted by Islamist militants in Algeria were garlanded with explosives and put into trucks rigged with bombs, the wife of one of the Philippine captives recounted on Saturday. 

A general view shows an oil installation on the outskirts of In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border, pictured on January 18, 2013. Foreign workers abducted by Islamist militants in Algeria were garlanded with explosives and put into trucks rigged with bombs, the wife of one of the Philippine captives recounted on Saturday.

Ruben Andrada was just days into his job at a gas plant in the north African desert when he was seized by gunmen avenging what they said was Algiers' support for French military action in neighbouring Mali, his wife said.

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