Carson Bilsland

 

 

Age: 46

 

Summary: NDT technician and onetime member of the British Speed Skiing national team who was reportedly among one of more than five British hostages held captive at the remote Algerian gas facility Tigantourine for several days by at least 32 heavily-armed al-Qaeda-linked terrorists under the command of notorious militia leader Mokhtar Delmokhtar as the militants demanded an end to French military operations against Islamists in northern Mali before the Algerian special forces raided the oilfield compound in an effort to free hostages, in which it became one of many terrorist attacks in the Maghreb region carried out by Islamist groups since 2002.

 

 

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds suffered in a gunfire during a rescue attempt

 

Born: circa 1966

 

Died: January 19, 2013

 

Location: In Amenas, Algeria