Algeria says Islamist insurgents ambush Algerian soldiers in mountains, killing at least 10

Algerian police and military officials said Islamist insurgents ambushed a military bus, killing at least 10 soldiers in the central Kabylie mountains.

A military official in Algiers put the toll at 10 dead with eight wounded, but a police officer in the region put the death toll at least 14.

The police officer said the soldiers were returning from an operation when they were ambushed early Sunday morning.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.

Algeria fought a 10-year civil war against Islamic insurgents in the 1990s after invalidating a national election. Now the militants are largely confined to isolated regions, such as the Kabylie mountains, 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Algiers, the capital.