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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Algeria Nabs Assassin

ALGIERS, Algeria -- Algeria said Tuesday its security forces had arrested the alleged assassin of a top Islamist leader and confirmed the second massacre of civilians during Ramadan.

"The hands of terrorism once again struck unarmed civilians, killing 11 people from the same family," the security forces said using the official term to describe Moslem rebels.

An Interior Ministry statement said that authorities had arrested Boulemia Fouad, 26, who it described as the killer of Abdelqader Hachani, a senior leader of the banned Islamist Salvation Front, shot dead Nov. 22.