June 25, 2010 / 5:03 PM / 10 years ago

Rebels kill five Algerians at wedding party-agency

ALGIERS, June 25 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist rebels have killed five people at a wedding party in eastern Algeria, the official news agency APS reported on Friday.

The attack took place in Ghrab hamlet in Tebessa province, near the border with Tunisia, late on Thursday, APS said, quoting an unnamed security source.

Authorities were not available to give more details.

A conflict between security forces and Islamist rebels reached a peak in the 1990s after authorities cancelled elections an Islamist party was poised to win.

Violence has subsided since then, but there have been some attacks on civilians, government forces and foreigners for which the North African wing of al Qaeda has claimed responsibility. (Reporting by maghred newsroom)

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