The remains of a second Canadian allegedly part of an attack on a gas plant in January have been identified by Algerian authorities, the RCMP has confirmed.
The body was found at the Saharan plant where Algerian special forces clashed with Islamic insurgents who held hostages for four days.
The standoff ended on Jan. 16 when a raid by Algerian forces killed at least 81 people, including at least 48 hostages.
In the aftermath of the attack, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said the group of insurgents included two Canadians, as well as fighters from Egypt, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Tunisia.
Last week, the RCMP confirmed another Canadian's remains had been identified. It's believed the body was also found among those killed at the site of the gas plant.
The Mounties said Saturday they would offer no details on either of the two bodies while their investigation continues.
The Foreign Affairs Department initially couldn't confirm the claim and RCMP investigators were sent to Algiers to follow up.
Canadian intelligence officials have said dozens of Canadians have ventured abroad — or tried to do so — to take part in violent operations.
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