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Algeria Group Linked to Al Qaeda Says Behind Ambush

An Algerian Islamic militant group with ties to al Qaeda said it carried out an ambush that killed 10 soldiers and wounded 16 and its holy war on secular authorities was not over. The Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) said its fighters had staged the ambush on Wednesday, hitting an army convoy in broad daylight on a highway in the restive Kabylie region in eastern Algeria. “While hypocrites were hopeful about the disappearance of the jihad and the mujahideen (GSPC members), mujahideen forces carried out several military operations,” the GSPC said in a statement on its Web site dated June 3. Full Story

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