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Algeria: 9 Soldiers Killed in Attack Claimed by al-Qaida

At least nine Algerian soldiers were killed when Islamist militants ambushed their patrol west of the capital Algiers last week in one of the deadliest attacks in months, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb claimed Friday's attack in the Ain Defla region in a statement posted on a social media account that often releases its communiques. A security source on Saturday had said 11 soldiers were killed. Sunday's statement from the ministry was the...

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