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Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege

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Thirty-seven foreigners of eight nationalities were killed by Islamist militants in a well-planned attack on a remote gas plant, some of them executed with a bullet to the head, Algeria's premier said. 

Algerian security personnel watch as empty coffins are transported to collect victims killed during the hostage crisis at a desert gas plant in Algeria on January 21, 2012 in In Amenas. Thirty-seven foreigners of eight different nationalities, as well as an Algerian, were killed by hostage-takers in a well-planned attack on a remote gas plant, some of them brutally executed.

The grim body count was issued late Monday as the government gave its first death toll from the four-day crisis at the In Amenas gas plant, deep in the Sahara, which produced one of the worst hostage bloodbaths for years.

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