The hostage crisis in Algeria has ended after the Algerian military stormed a natural gas complex, according to Philip Hammond, UK defence secretary.

At least seven captives were reported to have been killed and 16 foreign hostages freed after the military assault in the desert where they were being held by al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

Al Jazeera's Elizabeth Puranam spoke to Ruben Andrada, one of the freed hostages, from a hospital in Algiers.

Source: Al Jazeera