Islamist militants raided the In Amenas natural gas field (pictured) in Algeria on Wednesday and took several hostages.
January 16, 2013 The State Department said Americans are reported to be among the hostages taken by militants at an Algerian gas plant. The total number of hostages is unclear, as are the number of Americans. The attack is seen as retaliation against France's intervention against Islamists in neighboring Mali.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor