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Algeria Confirms Diplomats Were Killed

Two Algerian diplomats in Iraq have been killed by their kidnappers, the Algerian president’s office said Wednesday, hours after an Internet statement by the terrorist group Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed it had slain the envoys. Algerian state radio interrupted its programming to broadcast an announcement from the office of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, which said that Ali Belaroussi and Azzedine Belkadi had been killed. The statement did not provide the source of the information. It was the second reported slayings of Arab envoys in Iraq this month. Full Story

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