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Local Man Confirmed to Be Among Algerian Hostages

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Islamist militants are reportedly holding dozens of hostages after attacking a natural gas plant in that Algeria. One of those hostages has been confirmed as a local man.

While the Algerian government says there have been casualties, it will not confirm how many hostages have been killed, freed or are still being held.

On Thursday night, it was confirmed that the president of that natural gas plant is from the Coastal Bend.

Mark Cobb is a 1977 graduate of Flour Bluff High School. He currently owns homes on Padre Island and in Port Aransas.

Kiii News Reporters spoke with a family member by telephone. That person declined to say anything at this point.