El Watan

By benim
In Algeria
Nov 15th, 2011
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Algiers – Algerian authorities have arrested nine people, including eight Air Algerie stewards, as part of an operation against an international drug trafficking ring, newspapers reported Tuesday. The El-Watan daily said the police investigation was launched when a steward from the national car...
By benim
In Algeria
Sep 15th, 2011
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Algiers – A mob of around 100 youths tried to set fire to two private dailies’ printing plant in Algiers, the papers’ managers said on Thursday. The mob, armed with molotov cocktails, tried to storm the printing plants of the French-language El Watan and the Arabic-language El Khaba...
By benim
In Algeria
Aug 28th, 2011
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Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said Sunday it had carried out a twin suicide attack on an Algerian military academy that killed 18 people including officers in training from Syria and Tunisia. A statement emailed to AFP in Morocco said AQIM “claims responsibility for the two martyr operations&...
By benim
In Algeria
Aug 27th, 2011
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Algiers – Eighteen people were killed and dozens wounded late Friday in a suicide bombing at the Cherchell military academy west of Algiers, a hospital source said. Eight of those wounded in the attack, the first against the academy since a terror campaign started in the 1990s in Algeria, were ...
By benim
In Algeria
Aug 15th, 2011
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A suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters in the Algerian city of Tizi Ouzou early on Sunday, injuring 29 people, the official APS news agency reported. The attacker tried to drive a Toyota Hilux pick-up truck packed with explosives into the police headquarters at 4:30 a.m. (0330 GMT), it said....
By benim
In Algeria
Aug 1st, 2011
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Algiers – Two Algerian soldiers have been killed and at least eight others injured in a bomb attack on their convoy, press reports said on Monday. The attack with a remote-controlled improvised explosive device happened on Sunday in Tihammamet, 370km southwest of Algiers. The francophone daily ...
By benim
In Algeria
Jul 17th, 2011
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Algiers – At least two people were killed and 15 wounded in a suicide bomb attack by Islamist extremists in Algeria on Saturday, the El Watan newspaper reported on its website. One of the attackers blew himself up in a car outside a police station in Bordj Menaiel, 70km east of the capital Algi...
By benim
In Algeria
May 25th, 2011
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Accused of disobeying a law regulating worship, all seven Protestant churches in Algeria’s eastern Bejaia region were ordered shut by local authorities, a church leader said Wednesday. “We received notification ordering us to close the seven churches throughout the region,” said Mus...
By benim
In Algeria
May 13th, 2011
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An attack on a military barracks in northeast Algeria claimed the lives of seven soldiers and three “terrorists” overnight, the El-Watan daily reported online on Friday. An eighth soldier was missing after the machine gun attack on military sleeping quarters at Tizrarane in the Jijel prov...
By benim
In Algeria
Feb 28th, 2011
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Algiers – An Algerian man has died after setting himself alight at the weekend in a protest in front of a government office, the El Watan daily newspaper reported on Monday. The 25-year-old, identified as L Abderrazak, set himself alight on Sunday at Bordj Bou Arredidj, 235km east of the capita...