Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Algerian Islamists ~ 200,000+ Dead


(Associated Press) ALGIERS, Algeria – Bombs heavily damaged the prime minister's office and a police station Wednesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding about 160, the country's official news agency said. Al-Qaida's wing in North Africa claimed responsibility.
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Prime Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem, who was unhurt, called the attack a "cowardly, criminal terrorist act" as he spoke to reporters outside his wrecked offices.
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The attacks were a devastating setback for the North African country's efforts to close the chapter on its Islamic insurgency that has killed 200,000 people. After years of relative calm, the al-Qaida affiliate recently has recently waged several smaller attacks in the oil- and gas-rich country.
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