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Six Algerian Soldiers Reportedly Die In Attack

Six Algerian soldiers were killed when suspected Islamic fighters bombed their vehicle and sprayed the survivors with gunfire, according to media reports on Wednesday. Militants from the extremist Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, which targets police and other symbols of state, were suspected in the ambush Tuesday in the Boumerdes region, about 30 miles east of the capital, Algiers, the daily Liberte reported. The bomb, hidden next to a road, exploded as the soldiers’ vehicle drove past, the newspaper said. Militants lying in wait shot the survivors. Islamic extremists have been trying to topple Algeria’s military-backed government since the army canceled 1992 legislative elections that a Muslim fundamentalist party was poised to win. Full Story

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