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Algerian rebels kill eight soldiers

Algerian rebels shot dead eight soldiers in an ambush in the heaviest reported government losses for seven months in the north African country’s lingering political violence, newspapers reported on Saturday. Liberte, El Watan and El Khabar newspapers said the eight, including an officer, were ambushed in wooded mountains as they carried out a patrol in Ain Defla region 120 km (75 miles) southwest of Algiers on Thursday. It was the largest reported single loss of state personnel to politically-motivated fighting since Islamist guerrillas killed 13 customs agents in the desert south in April. Full Story

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