Nineteen people, mostly civilians, were killed and four others wounded in two days of unrest in Algeria, newspapers reported Saturday.
Four people, including a newly married couple, were killed and three others wounded on Thursday night at a fake roadblock near Larbaa, just south of Algiers, several newspapers reported.
An armed group wearing military uniforms stopped three cars and killed the passengers in the first two.
The people in the third car realized it was a fake roadblock because the "soldiers" were wearing non-regulation red socks and managed to escape.
Meanwhile, a family of five was killed near Medea, some 90 kilometers (55 miles) south of Algiers by an armed group early on Thursday.
The parents and their three children, aged between 4 and 11, had their throats slit and were then burnt as the group set fire to their house.
Also on Thursday, a bomb explosion near Medea killed one person.
On Friday, three armed civil guards were killed by two armed Islamists in front of a mosque near Sidi Bel Abbes, 440 kilometers (270 miles) southwest of the capital.
On the same day, a bomb explosion near Tablat, to the south of Algiers, wounding one person.
On Thursday and Friday, six armed Islamists were killed by security forces in three seperate incidents - ALGIERS (AFP)
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