Fresh violence claims lives in Algeria
Six people have been killed in two attacks blamed on Islamic extremists in Algeria, newspapers reported Saturday, bringing this month's death toll in the insurgency to at least 64.
Suspected members of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) machine-gunned three people in a car at a roadblock near Miliana, some 120 kilometers west of Algiers, and then shot dead a civil defense force member in the area, according to AFP.
Two other people died when a bomb exploded on Friday at Hamman Righa, 80 kilometers west of the coastal capital, press reports said.
News of the attacks came a day after one person was killed and 31 wounded on Friday in two bomb attacks in the town of Chlef, some 200 kilometers west of Algiers, in an area where the hard-line GIA is active. (Albawaba.com)
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