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ALGERIA—U.S. officials say an Islamic militant group is holding dozens of foreign hostages at a gas field in southern Algeria.

Two people were killed in the attack on the natural gas field, which is partly operated by BP.

A militant group is claiming responsibility for the attack and said it was revenge for Algeria allowing France to use its air space during operations against militants in Mali.

We’ve learned that the captors have released Algerian hostages.

However, they continue to hold all foreign workers.

Officials confirm that some of the hostages are from the United States, Norway, Britain, France and Japan.