Keisuke Kawabata

 

 

Age: 49

 

Summary: mechanical engineer for the Japanese global engineering company JGC Corporation Pvt. Ltd. who was reportedly among one of more than 16 Japanese 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 Belmokhtar 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 the hostages, in which it became one of many terrorist attacks in the Maghreb region carried out by Islamic groups since 2002.

 

 

Cause of Death: Gunshot wound sustained in a gunfire during a hostage crisis

 

Born: circa 1963

 

Died: January 17, 2013

 

Location: In Amenas, Algeria