Yann Desjeux Dead: French Hostage In Algeria Killed In Rescue Operation

01/18/2013 02:54 pm ET | Updated Mar 20, 2013

PARIS, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A Frenchman was killed when the Algerian army stormed a gas plant to free hostages held by Islamist militants, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.

"The Algerian authorities have just informed us that one of our compatriots, Mr. Yann Desjeux, unfortunately lost his life during the operation to free hostages," Fabius said in a statement.

"The lives of three others of our compatriots who were on the site during the terrorist attack have been saved," he added.

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