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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

France Protects Citizens

ALGIERS, Algeria () -- France regrouped its expatriates to more-easily defended sites Thursday and sent extra military guards to protect them following a highly organized attack by suspected Islamic gunmen that killed five Frenchmen.

The Netherlands announced the temporary closure of the Dutch Embassy due to the deteriorating situation. Fifty-six foreigners have been slain since September, 19 in the last month alone.

The 1,000 or so remaining French expatriates will be regrouped to more-easily defended locations, Juppe said. All French schools and cultural centers will be closed except one high school.