Two killed in riots over services, jobs in Algeria

November 29, 2014 9:29 AM

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Two demonstrators were killed when clashes broke out late on Friday between riot police and residents demanding better living conditions in southern Algeria, residents and a hospital said.

Riots over public housing and services are common but rarely result in deaths in the OPEC oil-producing country where the government uses energy revenues to fund subsidy programs to avert unrest.

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