French news channel France 24 reported on Wednesday that Malaysian and Filipino citizens are among the hostages being held at a gas field in Algeria.
The gas field, In Amenas is jointly operated by British’s BP, Norway’s Statoil and state-run Algerian energy firm Sonatrach.
Algeria said an Algerian and a Briton were killed in the attack.
There are reports that Norwegian, French, British, US and Japanese citizens are also among the hostages.
The Star reported that:
“Wisma Putra confirmed Thursday that two Malaysians were among those held hostage at the Amenas gas facility in Algeria. Malaysia is working closely with the Algerian authorities and the families of the two have been contacted, it said in a statement.”