The resurgence in violence has put a spotlight on the ruling Democratic Center Party, which opposes the peace deal with left-wing militants.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's fifth bid for the presidency will further entrench the status quo. Is the strategy sustainable for the country's economy?
Those killed and two more who were wounded in the operation belonged to an armed faction that is commanded by a former FARC rebel leader and had rejected the 2016 peace agreement with the government.
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