Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens in Algeria

Attack occurs at police training academy near capital of Algiers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 19, 2008 6:34 AM CDT
A suicide bombing killed dozens at an Algerian police academy.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – A suicide car bomber struck a police academy in Algeria today, killing at least 43 people and injuring 38, says the country’s Interior Ministry.  The toll was a "preliminary estimate" for the attack in Boumerdes, some 35 miles east of Algiers. The attack occurred as young applicants were in line to register at the academy. No group has claimed responsibility, but the north African nation has suffered regular attacks blamed on al-Qaeda.