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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Algeria- Tizi Ouzou Attackers again hit Military

ALGIERS, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A bomb attack on an Algerian military convoy killed one soldier on Saturday while the head of the main secular opposition party escaped unhurt from a separate attack nearby, a security source and the political party said.
  • The blasts in the Tizi Ouzou area, 60 km (40 miles) east of Algiers, were the first major attacks since Feb. 7, when suspected Islamist rebels killed eight paramilitary gendarmes in an ambush on their convoy in southeastern Algeria.
  • There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosions on Saturday.
    The soldier died of his wounds after being taken to hospital, the security source said. Four other soldiers were wounded in the attack on the convoy.
  • Karim Tabou, leader of the Socialist Forces Front party, was attacked as he drove his car on a highway, the party said, adding that gunmen also shot at Tabou and that his car was slightly damaged.
  • Authorities were not immediately available for comment on either of Saturday's attacks.

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