January 22, 2013
Algerian firemen carry a coffin Monday containing a person killed during the gas facility hostage situation at the morgue in Ain Amenas, Algeria. The Islamist militants who attacked the natural gas plant included two Canadians and a team of explosives experts who had memorized the layout of the sprawling complex and were ready to blow the place sky-high, Algeria’s prime minister said Monday.
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Algerian forces scoured the Sahara Desert on Tuesday, searching for five foreign energy workers who vanished during a chaotic four-day battle with hostage-taking Islamist militants.