Algerian jihad update. “Gunman killed in Algeria clash,” from UPI, :
Algiers, Algeria — Algerian troops clashed with Muslim fundamentalist gunmen in southern Algeria, killing one while the rest managed to escape, reports said Monday.
The daily al-Khabar quoted security forces as saying an army patrol, which had spent two days searching for a group of four gunmen in the province of Baskara, 500 kilometers (312 miles) southeast of Algiers, managed to take them by surprise as they were buying food supplies from a farmer.
A clash ensued in which one of the gunmen was killed while the other three escaped to the rugged mountains in the area, leaving their supplies behind. The troops refrained from chasing them into the hills.