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DFA checking if Filipinos among abductees at Algeria gas field


MANILA, Philippines–The Department of Foreign Affairs is still verifying whether Filipinos were among foreign nationals abducted by militants at a natural gas field in Algeria.

DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez said Thursday morning that the home office has touched base with the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli to confirm the report. The Libya post covers Philippine concerns in Algeria.

“We are still verifying this report with our embassy in Tripoli which has jurisdiction over Algeria,” said Hernandez.

An Associated Press report on the incident said a group of Islamist militants attacked a natural gas complex in oil-rich Algeria as retaliation for the country’s support of France’s military operation targeting militants in neighboring Mali.

The report said that among those abducted were Americans, British and Japanese nationals.

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  • kanoy

    There had to be some 100 year old FIL-ALG blood there like Jessica Sanchez and Senator Donna Kim since the CBCP told them to go out and multiply like rabbits and they are screwing everything in sight in the name of the Pope

  • DakuAkongUtin

    Kahit saan ang mga kayumangmangs are breeding like rats. They thrive anywhere on  the ground, trees, mudstream, deserts, tundra,  snow , sewers , canals, beachfront , etc.

  • kanoy

    BREAKING: Militants: Algerian copter attack kills 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers in Sahara standoff

    Militants with links to al Qaeda attacked a gas installation in Algeria on Wednesday, citing retaliation for the French intervention in Mali as the motive behind the assault. The militants held dozens of Algerians and 41 foreigners hostage, among them seven Americans.

    After Thursday’s raid by the Algerian military, a spokesman for the militants told Mauritania’s ANI news agency that seven foreign hostages are still alive. The foreign hostage count allegedly includes three Belgians, two Americans, a Japanese and a Briton. The number of Algerian hostages was not given.

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