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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Aqim Claims Responsibility for

DUBAI, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's North Africa wing claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in Algeria on Wednesday in a recording aired by Al Arabiya television.
The speaker who identified himself as Salah Abou Mohammad, a spokesman of the group, said a suicide bomber rammed a truck laden with at least 500 kg (1100 lbs) of explosives into a police facility.

The Interior Ministry said three people were killed and seven injured in the first major attack in Algeria since a twin bombing in the capital Algiers killed at least 37 people on Dec. 11, including 17 United Nations staff. (Reporting by Inal Ersan; Editing by Michael Winfrey)

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