Africa
5:38 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Algerian Militants Wanted To Create 'Giant Fireball'

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 12:09 pm

It now appears that the militants who stormed a gas plant in Algeria last month, resulting in the deaths of dozens of hostages, ultimately wanted to create a giant fireball by blowing up the plant. They just couldn't figure out how. David Greene talks to Adam Nossiter of The New York Times, who recently went to the plant and gathered accounts of some former hostages.