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Price on Algerian insurgents

As part of a clean-up operation ahead of next Thursday's elections, Algerian authorities are offering rewards for 72 Muslim militants alleged to be leading a bloody insurgency.

The posters went up this week as security forces pursued a major offensive to the south of the capital to rout out insurgents in a stronghold of the Islamic Salvation Army.

The biggest rewards - 45m dinars (pounds 48,000)) - are reserved for commanders of the Islamic Salvation Army and the rival Armed Islamic Group, the most radical group fighting in the five-year-old insurgency. AP - Paris