Algeria violence kills 41

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Algerian security forces killed 23 Muslim militants who had earlier killed 18 soldiers in an attack on Bougzoul barracks, 60 miles south of the capital, Reuter reports from Algiers. The attack was on 22 March, the eve of the feast of Eid al-Fitr. Islamic fundamentalists have been blamed for violence in which more than 600 people have died in Algeria in the past year.