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Car Bomb Hurts 11 In Algiers Suburb

A car bomb tore into a public television station Wednesday, injuring 11 people in an attack by Islamic guerrillas who are trying to disrupt presidential elections set for November.

The bomb in the southern Algiers suburb of Eucalyptus caused heavy damage to the television station. The 11 injured people were treated at a hospital and released.

Algeria’s 3-1/2-year-old civil war, which has killed more than 30,000 people, erupted after the army canceled 1992 elections, which a Muslim party was expected to win, and installed its own leader.

On Tuesday, a bomb blew a hole in a bridge, killing a woman and wounding 18 people, authorities said Wednesday.

A day earlier, the main train line from Algiers to Tizi Ouzou in the east was severed when a bomb blew up a railway bridge.

Another bomb damaged a telephone exchange in an eastern Algiers suburb on Monday, wounding several people, authorities said.


 

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