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Friday, February 1, 2013

Questions Remain About Algeria Gas Plant Attack

Algerian soldiers and officials stand in front of the gas plant in Ain Amenas, seen in background, during a visit organized by the Algerian authorities for news media on Friday. (AP)

Algerian soldiers and officials stand in front of the gas plant in Ain Amenas, seen in background, during a visit organized by the Algerian authorities for news media on Friday. (AP)

More than two weeks after that attack on the gas refinery in Algeria, questions remain about how a group of Islamist militants was able to infiltrate the plant.

The site, run by BP and the Algerian national gas company, is heavily guarded and there’s an Algerian army base nearby.

Eventually, the Algerian government decided to storm the complex but in the end nearly 50 hostages were killed.

The BBC’s Richard Galpin is one of the first Western journalists to visit the Amenas refinery since the hostage crisis.


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