Decapitated bodies found in western Algeria
23 August 2013, 14:08
Algiers - The decapitated bodies of three civilians,
including a father and his son, were found in western Algeria, near the city of
Tlemcen, an Algerian newspaper reported Friday citing security sources.
The three victims set off on a hunting expedition on
Wednesday and did not return, according to El-Watan, prompting their relatives
to alert the police, who discovered their corpses on Thursday.
A fourth person who was with them reportedly managed to
The mountainous far western region, which overlooks
neighbouring Morocco, was used by Islamist insurgents as a base during
Algeria's so-called black decade of civil war in the 1990s, and radical
Islamist groups still occasionally take refuge there.
But attacks by al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in Algeria are more
common in the Kabylie region east of the capital and tend to target members of
the security forces.