al Qaeda beheads BOY.
TERRORISM: ALGERIA; ATTACKS IN SEVERAL REGIONS
(ANSAmed) - ALGIERS, OCTOBER 16 - Three municipal guards were killed and two others seriously injured yesterday when a bomb exploded in the Setif region, 300 kilometres east of Algiers, while a young police cook was assassinated in Boudouau, in Kabylia near the capital. The head of the boy taken hostage two days ago has also been found alongside railway tracks, according to Liberté. It is a macabre action which, said the newspaper, is a clear sign that the Salafite Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC, now Al Qaeda for the Islamic Magreb) has adopted the gruesome methods used by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA). Having become the GSPC in 1997, the GIA is well-known for its massacres of civilians in the 1990s. The patrol of the municipal guards, according to El Watan, was attacked near the Babors mountains, 50 kilometres north of Setif, a calm area since 2004 when a massive sweep-up operation by the army eliminated several members of Islamic armed groups. (ANSAmed).