Algeria: jihadis attack army —and villagers

A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up and injured 13 Algerian troops in an attack on an army convoy in Lakhdaria July 23. On June 8 a French engineer and his Algerian driver were killed in a bomb attack in the same area that was claimed by the North African wing of al-Qaeda network. (AFP, July 24) At the village of Beni Djemaa, Blida wilaya, jihadist insurgents ransacked a farmhouse and beheaded its 66-year-old owner, after demanding money the family had received under an agricultural aid program. (Magharebia, July 23)

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