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A pro-Iranian activist who fought with Afghan mujahedin guerrillas is to lead an Algerian Muslim fundamentalist group suspected of involvement in the murder of foreigners, Reuter reports from Tunis.

The anti-Islamist newspaper Le Matin named Cherif Gousmi as the new leader of the Armed Islamic Group, succeeding Sayah Attia, a fundamentalist who was shot by security forces last week.

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