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Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb killed two Algerian soldiers in an IED attack in the Tissemsilt region. Abdelkahar Belhad confirmed that Abdelkahar Belhad was killed when he carried out the July 25 suicide attack.
A pair of Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb suicide bombers killed four people in an attack on a police headquarters in the town of Bordj Menaiel in Kabylie, an AQIM stronghold. Three policemen were among the four people killed.
The government is set to free from prison more than 7,000 Islamist fighters held after the civil war in the 1990s, according to Islamists. The government believes this will allow it to avoid protests that have plagued other regimes.
Security forces killed al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader Kamel Bourihane during a Feb. 4 raid in Bouira. Bourihane, who is also known as Abu Hafs, served as a deputy to Abdelmalek Droukdel, AQIM's top leader.