Algerian rebels kill 12 in shell attack

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Muslim rebels shelled Algeria's main garrison town for about three hours, killing 12 civilians and leaving a further 85 wounded, Algerian newspapers reported. The rebels, holding mountains overlooking Blida, where the military has its main barracks, bombarded the city with home-made shells on Friday night.

Meanwhile, Le Soir d'Algerie said yesterday that 13 civilians, including a year-old baby, had been found dead with their throats cut. The massacre brought to at least 101 - and possibly as many as 137, according to varying figures by Algerian newspapers - the number reported slaughtered last week. -Reuter

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