ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria said on Wednesday it had rejected a planned visit by officials from the European Union following a series of massacres of civilians in the North African country. "A visit on this level has no meaning. The troika delegation is not coming," Foreign Minister Ahmed Attaf told a news conference in Algiers. Attaf said: "What is on offer today is an EU troika delegation made up of employees on the level of directors of foreign ministries. This is a low-level delegation which is not appropriate to discuss important matters that could have been discussed." He added: "At the same time...we are asked that those who should speak and discuss matters from the Algerian side should be at government level." The EU said it wanted to send officials to discuss the wave of massacres in which up to 1,100 people have been killed over the past two weeks, including 103 in one village earlier this week. Attaf, whose government accuses Moslem rebels of being responsible for the slaughter, said: "We have recently been faced with reservations and hesitations from our European partners and we have been told that the EU is not ready to offer help in dealing with combating terrorism. They said this needs further discussion at the EU. These elements take away the meaning and the substance of the mission and make it far away from what we wished from dialogue with the Europeans."