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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 05:47 GMT 06:47 UK
Video 'shows Algerian bombings'
Algiers bomb site
The attacks were the worst in Algiers for years
Al-Jazeera TV has shown what claims to be a video showing al-Qaeda militants preparing and carrying out last month's deadly bombings in Algeria.

The footage showed people handling wires and detonators, and then a large explosion, filmed from a distance.

A double bombing in Algiers on 11 April killed 33 people and injured dozens.

A man said to be a leader of al-Qaeda's North African branch urges young people to join the fight, calling it "a chance in a lifetime".

"We bring good tidings to our nation and youth and tell them that the list of martyrdom-seekers has become long and is growing every day," said a bearded man named as Abu Musab Abdul-Wadud, a leader of the al-Qaeda Organisation in the Islamic Maghreb.

"This is a crusader war on Islam and a battle of destiny between the infidels and believers so do not miss out... come to a paradise that is as wide as earth and the skies," he said.

The April attacks were the deadliest in the Algerian capital since 2002.

A long civil war that killed about 200,000 people had seemed to have died down, but the group has announced its intention to escalate attacks.


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