Algeria: Canadians among Islamist hostage-takers

CBS News 22 January 2013

The Islamist militants who attacked a natural gas plant in the Sahara included two Canadians and a team of explosives experts who had memorized the layout of the sprawling complex and were ready to blow the place sky-high, Algeria's prime minister said Monday.

Militants in the highly-organized operation also wore Algerian army uniforms and appeared to have help from the inside — a man from Niger who had once worked as driver at the plant, he said. (continue reading...)