Thomas Snekkevik

 

 

Age: 35

 

Summary: maintenance engineer at the Norwegian international gas and oil company Statoil who was reportedly among one of more than 13 Norwegian 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 Islamist groups since 2002.

 

 

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

 

Born: circa 1977

 

Died: January 18, 2013

 

Location: In Amenas, Algeria