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Statement on situation on Algeria

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Prime Minister David Cameron has given his reaction to the situation in Algeria.

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“I spoke to the Algerian Prime Minister again this afternoon - and he confirmed that, while the site is still dangerous and there may be explosives that will need to be dealt with, the terrorist incident has now effectively ended.  One British citizen has already been killed in this brutal attack and we now fear the worst for the lives of five others who are not yet accounted for.

“I know that the whole country shares my sympathy and concern for everyone who has been caught up in this incident, and for their friends and families. It is our priority now to get people home as quickly as possible and to look after the survivors.  Many are already home or on their way back.

“Let me be clear. There is no justification for taking innocent life in this way.  Our determination is stronger than ever to work with allies right around the world to root out and defeat this terrorist scourge and those who encourage it.”