Two people were killed and three others were injured south of Algiers at the weekend when the vehicle they were travelling in was attacked by armed men wearing military uniforms, Monday's newspapers said.
The reports said the attackers unleashed automatic gunfire on the victims' car when it stopped at a fake checkpoint overnight Saturday near Blida, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the capital.
Newspapers said that despite the fact the attackers were wearing uniforms, they were suspected of being Islamic rebels.
More than 100,000 people have died in Algeria's civil war since 1991, when the military stepped in to avert an expected electoral victory by the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), which had intended to set up an Islamic state.
In July, nearly 300 people died in attacks attributed to Islamic rebels, making it the bloodiest month since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika came to power last year - ALGIERS (AFP)
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