Tiberiu Ionut Costache



Age: 36


Summary: Romanian civil engineer at the international oil and gas company Profile Middle East LLC who was reportedly among one of more than 800 hostages held captive at the remote 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 hostages, in which it became one of many terrorist attacks in the Maghreb region carried out by Islamist groups since 2002.



Cause of Death: Multiple organ trauma sustained in a military raid during a hostage crisis


Born: circa 1976


Died: January 19, 2013


Location: In Amenas, Algeria