Nine Algerian Civilians Died, 15 Military Injured in Terror Attacks

Published June 3rd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Nine civilians died and 15 members of Algeria's security forces were wounded on Thursday and Friday in latest attacks by armed Islamists, the Algerian press reported Saturday.  

The civilians were killed in three separate attacks near Oran west of the capital and near Sidi bel Abbes, reports said. 

Six soldiers were wounded when a bomb exploded at An Sour, 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of Algiers, the daily Es Sahafa reported. 

Four suffered injuries in an explosion at a mausoleum at Tagdemt, 340 kilometers (approx 200 miles) west of the capital, according to Le Matin. 

Another five were hit when two home-made bombs went off at Legata and Zemmouri, in Boumerdes region to the east, a number of reports said. 

Security forces arrested 11 suspected terrorists on the Algerian-Tunisian frontier Thursday, one report said.  

Ten were reported hiding in a water cart pulled by a tractor being driven by the 11th. 

About 1,000 people have been reported killed in Algeria, including some 200 Islamic extremists, since a six-month amnesty called by the government for the fighters expired on January 13 -- ALGIERS (AFP) 

 

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