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US says American citizens among hostages in Algeria

An undated picture released by BP on January 16, 2013, shows their operation at the In Amenas field in the Sahara desert, 1,300 kilometres (810 miles) southeast of Algiers. The United States on Wednesday confirmed that American citizens are among hostagesThe United States on Wednesday confirmed that American citizens are among hostages being held in Algeria after an attack by Islamist militants near a southern gas field.