Casualties Reported In Algeria Hostage Situation

Casualties have been reported after an Algerian helicopter attacked a natural gas field where Islamist militants took Westerners hostage. 

According to Reuters and the Associated Press, the militants claimed the attack left as many as 35 foreigners and 15 kidnappers dead. CBS News reported that a diplomatic source confirmed casualties among both the militants and hostages. 

(AP Photo/BP)

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