Thomson ReutersJanuary 19, 2013 21:00
* Six militants captured alive
* Hostage death toll rises to 48
* France, Britain defend Algerian response
* Algeria says gas plant to restart in two days
By Lamine Chikhi
ALGIERS, Algeria, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Algerian troops found 25 bodies of hostages at a bomb-littered gas plant deep in the Sahara desert on Sunday, a day after ending a four-day siege, a security source said, raising the death toll of militants and their captives to at least 80.