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Ten dead in attacks as ramadan ends in Algeria

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Algerian policeman stands guard  

Picture: (AFP/File/Fethi Belaid)


An Algerian policeman stands guard as security forces block the road to Lakhdaria. Oil and gas-rich Algeria, face an increase in attacks by Islamic fighters.


Algerian media reported today that at least 10 people have been killed in two attacks in recent days as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan came to a close.

Six members of the security forces were killed in one attack when armed attackers opened fire on their vehicle in Theniet el-Had in the west of the country.

The report said the attackers were members of the so called terrorist group al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

The same organization, which was previously known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) and which is believed to have links to the so called international al-Qaeda network, claimed responsibility for an attack on September 28.

According to the official account, four have been killed and nine injured.
The organization has threatened to carry out more attacks against the military and foreign interests.