Canada seeks evidence on hostage-taker, summons Algeria envoy




 
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Canada seeks evidence on hostage-taker, summons Algeria envoy
 
January 23rd, 2013  
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Canada seeks evidence on hostage-taker, summons Algeria envoy
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada wants to see Algeria's evidence for saying that last week's attack and hostage-taking at a desert gas plant was coordinated by a Canadian militant, a government official said on Tuesday. Canadian foreign ministry officials summoned Algeria's ambassador late on Monday to make the request directly. Around 80 people died when Algerian troops attacked the plant and ended the hostage-taking on Sunday. Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Monday that a Canadian gunman, identified only as "Chedad", had coordinated the four-day siege. ...

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