Four people were killed in two attacks blamed on Islamic extremists in Algeria, press reports said Tuesday.
Three people were killed on a farm near Boufarik, 30 kilometers (18 miles) to the south of the capital Algiers, on Sunday evening, the reports said.
About six men dressed as civilian guards killed a man and abducted his wife, then attacked another family killing two people, they said.
In another attack, also Sunday, a man was killed near the Kabylie capital Tizi-Ouzou some 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Algiers, the daily Le Matin reported.
Elsewhere, a bomb exploded Monday near Bouira, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of the capital, wounding two armed civilian guards, Le Quotidien d'Oran reported.
Since the beginning of November, more than 50 people have been killed in violence linked to Islamic extremists, according to a tally made from press reports, amid fears that attacks will intensify during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which begins in two weeks.
The civil war in Algeria, which broke out in 1992 after the military stepped in to deny certain electoral victory by the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), has claimed more than 100,000 lives -- ALGIERS (AFP)
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