A Berber died of his wounds Thursday in Algeria’s desert city of Ghardaia, bringing to five the number killed during weeks of violence between two rival communities, local sources said.

The latest death came as the interior minister and police chief visited the city of 90,000 inhabitants, which has been rocked since December by clashes between the Chaamba community of Arab origin and the majority Mozabites, indigenous Berbers belonging to the Ibadi Muslim sect.

“A young Mozabite died on Thursday afternoon. His wounds were so bad that he still hasn’t been identified,” Nourddine Daddi Nounou, a member of the Mozabite community, said in a statement to AFP. […]