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In pictures: Algerian blasts

Police walk past a damaged car in front of the Government Palace in the centre of Algiers

At least 33 people were killed in Algiers when at least two blasts rocked the Algerian capital.

Firemen are seen in front of a destroyed building of the Government Palace in the centre of Algiers

Scores died or were injured in one blast outside the government buildings in the centre of the city.

A policeman runs with a blanket at the scene of a car bomb explosion near a police station in an eastern suburb of Algiers

There was another explosion at a police station in the east of the city, near the international airport.

Firemen try to extinguish a burning vehicle after a huge blast in front of the Government Palace in the centre of Algiers

The explosion, said to have been caused by a car bombing, was heard across the city.

A man tries to help a seriously injured man after a blast in front of the Government Palace in the centre of Algiers

Government employees were injured by flying glass and debris in the blast.

Police stand by blast-damaged cars in Algiers on Wednesday

The violence came a day after explosions in the Moroccan city of Casablanca after police raids on suspected militants.

Damage to prime minister's office

The bombings were claimed by the al-Qaeda Organisation in the Islamic Maghreb, according to reports.

Rescuers tending to wounded

Prime Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem denounced the bombings as a "cowardly and criminal act".




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