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Topic - Liviu Floria
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.
"He gave the order for all the foreigners to be killed, so there was a mass execution; many hostages were killed by a bullet to the head," he said.
"I ran together with other expats and hid under the desks in my office, locking the door. Attackers went scanning the office facility, kicking the doors in. Luckily our door did not break, and they went on to other offices," he said. "Locals were freed; the attackers made clear from the beginning that only foreigners were a target."