Algerian security forces stand guard following sectarian clashes on March 16, 2014 in the town of Ghardaia, some 600 kilometres (370 miles) south of Algiers. AFP PHOTO / FAROUK BATICHE
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Calm returned to the picturesque Algerian desert city of Ghardaia Monday after weekend clashes between Arabs and Berbers left three dead, dozens injured and homes and businesses burned, reported residents and the state news agency.After about a month of calm, clashes between gangs of young men from the two communities erupted anew on Wednesday after Mozabite families attempted to return to homes they had fled earlier, according to Hamou Mosbah, a local official in the opposition Socialist Front.
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