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Algerian Feminist Leader Assassinated

The president of a feminist group was assassinated Wednesday in Algeria’s northern Berber region, making her the latest in a string of prominent Algerians slain this week.

Nabila Diahnine was shot and killed Wednesday morning near her home in Tizi-Ouzou, 65 miles east of Algiers, said officials of her group, Cry of Women.

As usual, there was no claim of responsibility. But suspicion fell on Muslim fundamentalist militants, who for three years have tried to topple the northern African nation’s military-backed government.

An estimated 30,000 people have died in the conflict. Militants promised to step up attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, which began Jan. 31.

Diahnine, a 35-year-old architect, was the first leader of a women’s group killed in the Kabylie region, home to the ethnic Berber population. Berbers, generally more moderate and pro-democratic, oppose the fundamentalist movement and are critical of the government.

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