An FCO spokesperson said:
“There is in an ongoing terrorist incident near the town of Ain Amenas at an oil installation near the Algerian border with Libya.
“We can confirm that British nationals are caught up in this incident.
“The FCO has political and consular crisis teams working on this incident. The British Embassy in Algiers is liaising with the local authorities.”
We will not be confirming further details at this time.
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British Embassy in Algeria
Published 16 January 2013