“War is deceit“: “Three local guards were killed Thursday after attackers set up a false roadblock in Tadmait…”
“6 Algerian security force officers killed in attacks by Islamic militants,” from The Associated Press (thanks to Twostellas):
ALGIERS, Algeria: Six members of Algeria’s security forces were killed in violence by a militant group that claims to be the north African affiliate of al-Qaida, officials said Friday.
The separate attacks came in a particularly violent September in Algeria, where government efforts to end a long-running insurgency have increasingly faced setbacks.
Three local guards were killed Thursday after attackers set up a false roadblock in Tadmait, a village in the restive Kabylie region, 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Algiers, security officials said….
A group calling itself Al-Qaida in North Africa has led the recent upsurge in violence. It has been composed of a former Salafist militant group that was part of a long-running insurgency in Algeria.
That unrest broke out in 1992 after the army canceled elections that a now-banned Islamic party was poised to win. Up to 200,000 people are estimated to have been killed.