Japanese nationals accounted for the largest number of foreign hostages killed during last week's dramatic standoff with Islamic militants in southeastern Algeria, with Tokyo confirming the 10th victim Thursday.

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said Monday that 37 hostages from eight overseas countries were killed in the four-day hostage crisis at the natural gas plant deep in the Sahara. Twenty-nine militants also died during the rescue operation.

The Philippines had the next highest death toll among the hostages with seven fatalities, followed by Britain and the United States with three victims each.