Islamic rebels kill seven in Algeria

August 29th, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Algiers, Aug 29 (DPA) A group of radical Islamic rebels is suspected of having killed six Algerian soldiers and a lorry driver, Algerian security sources said Friday.The attack by some 40 militants occurred early Friday on a motorway near the city of Batna, some 430 km east of the capital Algiers.

Another 14 soldiers were injured in the attack, which was reportedly carried out by a local Islamic group that considers itself close to the terrorist organisation Al Qaeda.

Some 50 people have died this month in Algeria as a result of violence carried out by Islamic radicals.

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