20 H 40: The Islamist group claims that the terrorist attack was required on the part of France to immediately cease its military intervention in Mali, in a statement received by the Agency Mauritanian ANI. The kidnappers promised in return not to take the 41 Western hostages say they hold.
20 H 30: According Dahou Ould Kablia, the Minister of the Interior and Local Government reported the news website TSA, the two victims are Algerian and Columbia. Besides the attack would have killed twelve wounded.
20: 00: The kidnappers demanded the release of 100 Islamic terrorists detained in the country before releasing the hostages said an employee of the site of BP AFP.Adding that “the attackers demanded that the Islamists are conducted in the region of northern Mali.”
19 H 40: The United States confirms the presence of U.S. citizens among the hostages held at the site of BP oil In Aménas. The U.S. State Department, however, did not give details on the number or identity, the name of security.
19 H 15: The Algerian authorities “will not meet the demands of terrorists and refuse any negotiation,” said Ould Kablia Dahou, the Minister of the Interior and Local Government, on national television.
19 H 06: The hostages are more numerous than we think. The figures are constantly changing. According to the Journal du Dimanche (JDD), those still in the hands of the Islamist group would be at least a hundred. In an interview with the French newspaper Regis Arnoux, CEO of CIS Catering - that provides catering services, hospitality and logistics at the site of In Aménas-BP said that 150 employees of his company would be among the hostages. ”150 Algerian employees of our subsidiary Cieptal are currently held on the site of the BP consortium. They are not allowed to leave the base. ”They would not be held captive 41 foreigners but more than a hundred.
French CEO adds that “a group of sixty terrorists from neighboring countries, heavily armed and well equipped, attacked the base that night. They would then kidnapped all expatriates, whatever their nationality, have grouped and attached. Algerian employees, they do not have the opportunity to leave. They are retained within the site. The situation is very worrying. ’