The Algerian army has stormed the gas plant in In Amenas where Islamist militants took hundreds of people hostage. At least 11 militants are reported dead, as well as 7 more of the hostages.
Libya's government has said al Qaeda linked Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in a US air strike in Libya at the weekend. Belmokhtar masterminded a deadly mass hostage taking in Algeria in January, 2013.
Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the veteran Islamist militant behind the Algerian gas field attack in 2013, has been reported killed in Libya. The US has confirmed he was the target of airstrikes at the weekend.
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