Speaking at a..."/> Norway honours attack dead
04 February 2013 16:45

 OSLO Norway has paid tribute to five Statoil workers killed in what the country's oil minister called a "meaningless" terror attack on a gas field in Algeria.

Speaking at a memorial service Monday in the west coast city of Bergen, Oil and Energy Minister Ola Borten Moe said last month's hostage drama had brought Norwegians together in their rejection of violence and terror.

Statoil CEO Helge Lund's voice cracked as he remembered the five Norwegians as "innocent victims of brutal terrorism."

The men, aged between 35 and 58, were among at least 37 hostages killed in a four-day standoff between al-Qaida-affiliated militants and the Algerian army.


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