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Algerian violence claims 54 more lives

Daily insurgent violence claimed another 54 lives, as assailants slit the throats of 48 adults and six children in three separate attacks, witnesses and hospital sources said Monday.

The North African nation's Muslim insurgency has left an estimated 75,000 people dead since 1992 and killed hundreds in the latest wave of violence, many of the victims women and children.On Saturday night in three villages south of Algiers and near the Moroccan border, assailants slit their victims' throats and burned their bodies.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.