Manuel Lopez Bailen was killed while he was driving in an isolated mountain region between the villages of Khemis Miliana and Berroughia about 50 miles south- west of the capital Algiers. He had been accompanied by four Algerians who were seriously beaten by the attackers before being released. Officials blamed a 'terrorist group'.
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ALGIERS (Reuter) - Islamic militants killed a Spanish national in Algeria, a day after expiry of a deadline set by fundamentalist kidnappers for all foreigners to leave the country.