FIS leader shot dead in Paris

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Paris - Two gunmen shot dead Sheikh Abdel-Baki Saharaoui, 85, a co-founder of Algeria's Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) revolutionary movement, in a Paris mosque as he was bringing a prayer service to an end.

The killers rose from the congregation and shot Sheikh Saharaoui in the head. They also killed a man who tried to stop them. Firing an assault rifle and a pump action shotgun, the assassins then fled from the mosque, in an area heavily populated by North African Arab immigrants. A suspect was later arrested. In Algiers, the President's office said that several weeks of talks between the government and FIS leaders had failed. Reuter