(130119) -- IN AMENAS, Jan. 19, 2013 (Xinhua) -- A checkpoint of the Algerian police is seen 10 km from the gas production plant of Tiguentourine in In Amenas, Algeria, on Jan. 19, 2013. At least 12 hostages were killed during Algerian forces' rescue operation at In Amenas gas complex while 30 others were still held by militants in a world-rattling incident. In the raid on the gas field, Algerian forces freed some 650 hostages, including 570 Algerians and more than half of the 132 detained foreigners, the official APS news agency said Friday, citing a security source. (Xinhua/Mohamed Kadri) (djj)
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