Algeria pipeline attack kills 2 guards
Two security guards protecting a gas pipeline have been killed and seven others wounded in an attack by Islamists southeast of the Algerian capital, local residents said on Monday.
- Published: 28/01/2013 at 07:29 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The guards, who were attacked late on Sunday at their quarters in Djebahia, 125 kilometres (80 miles) southeast of Algiers, were part of an armed civilian unit protecting a gas pipeline in the Bouira region.
The attack comes nearly a fortnight after a deadly Islamist attack on a gas plant in Algeria's southern Sahara desert which saw hostages taken and a siege that ended with the deaths of almost 40, mostly foreign, captives.
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- Writer: AFP
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