13 customs agents shot dead in Algeria attack
Gunmen attacked a convoy of customs agents traveling through the desert in southern Algeria on Friday, killing 13 and injuring eight others, the official APS news agency reported.
One other person was reported to have disappeared in the attack in the Ghardaia region, some 745 miles south of the capital, local security sources conveyed.
According to a report by the Liberte daily, the attackers opened fire with machine-guns on cars transporting the customs agents to a seminar, then set the vehicles afire. The gunmen then fled in two four-wheel drive vehicles.