En amerikansk statsadvokat har tatt ut tiltale mot Mokhtar Belmokthar for angrepet på Il Amenas-anlegget i Algerie.


An Algerian who the authorities say was the mastermind of the attack at an Algerian gas plant in January that left three Americans and dozens of other hostages and kidnappers dead has been charged by federal authorities in Manhattan and is being sought for prosecution here, officials said on Friday.

The State Department had announced a $5 million reward for information leading to the location of Mr. Belmokhtar, who remains a fugitive, the authorities said.

“Mokhtar Belmokhtar unleashed a reign of terror years ago, in furtherance of his self-proclaimed goal of waging bloody jihad against the West,” Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, said. “Now we intend to bring Belmokhtar to justice, as charged.”