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14 Algerian soldiers killed in ambush: report
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09:33, July 30, 2009

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An Algerian military convoy was ambushed by rebels in northern Algeria on Wednesday, leaving 14 soldiers killed and seven others injured, local newspaper El Watanreported.

The convoy of government troops was carrying munitions from Damous to Beni Mlika in the province of Tipaza while ambushed by agroup of rebels of Salafist with bombs and automatic weapons, according to the report.

During the clash, the armed extremists set off several bombs and opened fire at the convoy. The government troops then sealed off the region and searched for the rebels.

According to local mainstream news website TSA, 13 government soldiers were killed and 10 others injured.

Algerian authorities had not immediately confirmed the reports.

Since the 1990s, the army, police, government officials and civilians have been targeted by rebel militants in Algeria. The domestic security situation has improved a lot in recent years, but terrorist attacks still happen now and then.

Source: Xinhua



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