Briton shot dead in Algeria

A Briton living in Algeria was shot dead this week, the fourth foreigner to be killed there since a deadline set by Islamic fundamentalists for foreigners to leave the country ran out a week ago, officials said yesterday, Julian Nundy writes from Paris. Malcolm Vincent, 41, a computer technician, was killed at a petrol station in Arzew, 300km (190 miles) west of Algiers, on Tuesday evening when two men tried to steal his car, the official Algerian news agency said. Earlier in the day, Max Barbot, a 67-year-old Frenchman, was found shot dead in the village of Larbaa.

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