Algeria arrests

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PRAGUE (AP) - A masked man stabbed the Czech Communist leader, Jiri Svoboda, wounding him in the chest, stomach and liver. Yesterday his condition was described as 'satistactory' by doctors who had operated on him. The attack happened on Saturday when the man rang the bell in Mr Svoboda's house, stabbed him and fled after Mr Svoboda's wife, Milena, hit him on the head with a bottle.

Mr Svoboda, 47, a film-maker, leads the Czech Communists, the strongest opposition party after the general election earlier this year.