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WAVE OF ALGERIAN VIOLENCE CLAIMS 105 MORE LIVES

Algeria's bloody insurgency shows no sign of abating despite one militant group's cease-fire, with witnesses Saturday reporting 105 people killed in a 48-hour spree of massacres and bombings.

Four days after the Islamic Salvation Army began its truce, attacks characteristic of the rival Armed Islamic Group targeted schools, apartment buildings and a wedding, with dozens of children among the victims.

Many residents of Blida, a garrison town 30 miles south of Algiers, fled their homes Friday night after assailants attacked with homemade rockets and bombs, killing 10 people and injuring 20, hospital sources and witnesses said.

Security forces there staged a counterattack with helicopters, but it was not immediately known if there were any casualties.

Groups of armed men killed 75 others -- including 34 children -- in two massacres Friday morning, and a third group slaughtered 20 members of a wedding party Thursday night, witnesses said.

As usual, there was no immediate government confirmation of the killings and no immediate claim of responsibility.

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