Blowing up plant was militants’ goal

Details of Algeria siege emerge

Posted: February 4, 2013 at 2:10 a.m.

TIGUENTOURINE, Algeria — The goal of the heavily armed militants who seized a desert gas plant in Algeria is becoming increasingly clear: to turn the forest of pipes and tubes into a giant bomb, and to blow up everything and anyone around.

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