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Oregon Resident Among Three Americans Killed in Algeria Siege

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NBCRightNow.com - A Baker County, Oregon resident is one of three Americans killed in last week's hostage standoff at a natural gas complex in Algeria.

U.S. Representative Greg Walden's Office says Gordon Rowan, of Sumpter, was among those killed in the siege.

An Obama administration official says the second latest American victim has been identified as Victor Lynn Lovelady. The FBI has recovered the bodies and notified the families.

Militants who attacked the gas field had offered to release the pair in exchange for the freedom of two prominent terror suspects jailed in the United States: Omar Abdel Rahman and Aafia Siddiqui. Abdel Rahman is a blind sheik convicted of plotting to blow up New York City landmarks. Siddiqui is a Pakistani scientist convicted of shooting at two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

The Obama administration rejected the offer outright.

The other American victim was confirmed Friday; Texas resident Frederick Buttacio.

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