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2008-08-20 03:00:18

A suicide bombing outside a police academy in Algeria left at least 43 people dead Tuesday, authorities said. Dozens more people were reported injured and the death toll could wind up higher, The Daily Telegraph reported. While no group had claimed responsibility, the attack resembled the previous works of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, the British newspaper said. The blast in Issers, which occurred as dozens of young people lined up to take an entrance test, was the deadliest...

2006-06-02 10:34:50

By Ibrahima Sylla NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritanian security services have rounded up dozens of suspected members and supporters of an al Qaeda-linked Islamic rebel group who were plotting attacks, security sources said on Friday. At least two of the detainees were suspected of involvement in a June 2005 raid on a remote military post which killed 15 Mauritanian soldiers while another was accused of belonging to an al Qaeda cell in Barcelona, Spain, the sources said. The arrests...

2006-05-12 08:47:52

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian rebels have threatened to strike U.S. military bases in north Africa and the Sub-Sahara region. "There are U.S. military bases in Mali, Niger and two others are to be constructed respectively in Mauritania and Algeria ... They should know (Americans and local governments) that we won't keep our arms crossed," a statement on the Internet said. The note was posted by the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), Algeria's main rebel faction linked to...

2006-05-10 14:34:00

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian troops stormed an Islamic rebel hideout on Wednesday and killed 10 guerrillas, the largest number shot dead by government forces since the country began an amnesty to end violence, state news agency APS said. Soldiers had besieged the rebels for a month in the rugged mountains of the Seddat area in Jijel province, some 230 km (140 miles) east of Algiers, before they took the hideout. APS did not say which rebel group the guerrillas belonged to, but...

2006-02-17 09:31:58

By Lamine Ghanmi - Analysis RABAT (Reuters) - A U.S. drive to deepen anti-terror ties with North African nations needs to be balanced by greater concern for democracy and human rights in order to gain wide political acceptability in the region, analysts say. U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, visiting Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco this month, heaped lavish praise on their cooperation in Washington's "war on terror" on his first tour of the strategic energy-rich region on Europe's...

2006-02-17 09:35:55

By Lamine Ghanmi - Analysis RABAT (Reuters) - A U.S. drive to deepen anti-terror ties with North African nations needs to be balanced by greater concern for democracy and human rights in order to gain wide political acceptability in the region, analysts say. U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, visiting Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco this month, heaped lavish praise on their cooperation in Washington's "war on terror" on his first tour of the strategic energy-rich region on Europe's...


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