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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 14:52 GMT
In pictures: Algeria bomb attacks

Destroyed building of the United Nations refugee agency, Algiers

Dozens of people have been killed in two bomb blasts in the Algerian capital, Algiers. Many are feared trapped in the debris of collapsed buildings.

People standing by bomb damaged bus and court

The first bomb exploded outside the supreme court. A passing bus, full of university students, was ripped apart by the explosion.

A firefighter searches the rubble of a destroyed building near the UN offices

The UNDP office in Hydra district bore the brunt of the second blast.

Rescuers search for survivors in the rubbles of a destroyed building close to the UN offices

Algerian Interior Minister Yazid Zerhouni said a suicide bomber was responsible for the UN attack.

Rescue workers and bomb experts search a collapsed building for survivors

A UN employee caught up in the second blast told the BBC: "Everything shattered. Everything fell. I hid under a piece of furniture so I wouldn't be hit by the debris."

Rescuers wait to evacuate victims in the destroyed UN building, Algiers

Crowds of people in the streets initially impeded rescuers' efforts to reach those believed trapped in the rubble.

Rescue workers and bomb experts inspect damaged cars near the destroyed UN building

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility. This is the latest in a series of bombings across the country this year in which scores of people have died.

Rescue workers search for survivors at a destroyed building near the UN offices

Correspondents say the targets and the timing indicate that this is likely to be the work of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a group that has claimed many of the recent blasts.

Country profile: Algeria
13 Nov 07 |  Country profiles

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