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.