Al-Qaeda confirms militant's death in Algeria

Washington: Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb has posted a video eulogy of a prominent extremist, Abdelkahar Belhadj, who was reported killed in Algeria last week, the SITE monitoring service said on Tuesday.

Algerian officials said last week that Belhadj was killed with two other people July 25 as they were driving a car laden with explosives to Algiers.

The car exploded when police tried to stop the vehicle and then opened fired, the officials said.

In the 10 minute, 30 second video posted Monday on jihadist websites, AQIM's media official, Salah Abu Muhammad, confirmed that Belhadj was killed, according to SITE.

Belhadj was the son of Ali Belhadj, the former president of the Islamic Salvation Front party in Algeria.