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  1/21/2013, Shevat 10, 5773

Algeria Death Toll Rises to 80

The death toll from the hostage crisis in Algeria rose to 80 overnight Sunday, a local security official said.

Algerian security forces who searched for any explosives that may have been planted in the gas field that was taken over by Al Qaeda-linked terrorists had found dozens of new bodies, the official added.