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OVER 40 KILLED IN ALGERIA BOMBING

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On Tuesday 08/19/2008 at about 09:30, a car bomb driven by a suicide bomber exploded at the main entrance of the paramilitary police training school at Issers, about 60km (40 miles) east of Algeria’s capital Algiers. 43 people were killed in the blast and other 38 injured, the Algerian interior ministry has said.

Algeria has suffered regular attacks blamed on militants linked to MAGHREB al-Qaeda.

The attack came as exam candidates were waiting outside the police school, Civilians as well as security officials were among the victims, they said. The last similar attack was committed few km away in Zemmouri el-Bahri on 08/09/2008 (see – Zemmouri 08.09.08 ).

No immediate claim of responsibility for Tuesday’s bombing was reported. There is a decrease of terror events in Algeria resulted by experienced militants who were expelled from Iraq and Afghanistan and returned to Algeria (see – MAGHREB Surge ).

The attack was the deadliest committed in Algeria in the last 10 years.

 

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