6 Algerian security forces die in 2 attacks

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Posted: Apr 17, 2011 1:30 PM
6 Algerian security forces die in 2 attacks

Officials in Algeria say six members of the country's security forces have been killed in two nearly simultaneous attacks by suspected Islamist extremists.

Sunday's attacks in the Boumerdes and Bouira regions east of Algiers came two days after at least 13 soldiers were killed as suspected insurgents attacked an army post _ the media has put the death toll at 20.

Security officials say that five soldiers patrolling Sunday in the Boumerdes region, east of Algiers, were killed in an ambush, while six miles (12 kilometers) away another attack killed a gendarme and wounded two.