Ahmed Issaad, a reporter for Algerian Television, and Nasseredine Lekhal, a reporter for the state-owned Arabic-language daily El-Massa,
were killed in Boufarik, about 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) south of
Algiers. They were among five residents of Boufarik whom gunmen killed
in a raid on the neighborhood. The journalists were forced out of their
homes then shot and beheaded, according to Algerian Television.