Eighth Filipino confirmed dead in Algeria siege

January 26, 2013
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MANILA, Philippines – The government confirmed Friday (January 25th) that an eighth Filipino national was killed during last week's siege by Islamic militants against foreign workers at a remote natural gas plant in Algeria, AFP reported.

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    With identification of this man, only one person remains unaccounted for, according to Foreign Department spokesman Raul Hernandez.

    Twelve other Filipino workers survived the ordeal, including four who remain in hospital in Algiers. In all, dozens of foreigners were killed during the siege and the showdown by Algerian commandos Saturday.

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