PARIS (Jan. 3)
At least five more Jews were killed in Oran today in the most violent fighting that strife-wracked Algeria has yet witnessed in the struggle between Moslems and Europeans over Algerian independence.
Clashes in Oran began when terrorists of the FIN Algerian underground opened fire on a group of Jewish men and Jewish pregnant women. Three passersby were seriously wounded and the assailants were chased, caught and knifed by a group of Jewish youth.
Moslems and Europeans attacked each other with knives and guns in Oran through the day while demonstrations and counter-demonstrations took place on the outskirts of the Jewish section. They resulted in 16 dead and 16 wounded. Five were identified among the dead as Jews.
Late tonight, police and army forces put down the rioting and a strict curfew was imposed on the areas of Moslem-European fighting until tomorrow morning.