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There are no Armenians among people taken captive in Algeria

  • Friday, January 18, 19:42

There are no Armenians among the people taken captive as a result of a terrorist attack on the BP's oilfield in Algeria. Spokesman of Armenia's Foreign Ministry Tigran Balayan says, referring to Algeria's Foreign Ministry.

Earlier FrancePress quoted a representative of the terrorists as saying on the air of Al Jazeera that there was an Armenian citizen among the 41 captives. 

The Algerian authorities suppose that the attack was organized by the Battalion of Blood group. It is not yet clear what the terrorists want.  Some sources report that they demand stopping the military intervention in Mali, others say they want a ransom.

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