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Algeria city hit by suicide bomb

A policeman at the scene of the attack
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack

Eight people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in northern Algeria, reports say.

Another 19 people were injured in the blast, which happened overnight in the northern city of Zemmouri, about 50km (31 miles) east of the capital Algiers.

Explosives packed into a vehicle detonated outside a police station in the city. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

The seaside city is a popular holiday destination, especially in the summer.

The attack came a week after more than 20 people were injured when a police station in Tizi Ouzou, another northern city, was targeted by a suicide car bomber.

Al-Qaeda's North Africa wing claimed responsibility for that attack.


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