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Suicide bomb attack in Algeria kills two policeman

By on August 31, 2017

A suicide attack on a police station in the western Algerian city of Tiaret killed two policemen on Thursday, local Ennahar TV reported.

In the attack early on Thursday morning, an armed militant wearing a suicide belt tried to enter a police post in Tiaret, around 300 kilometers (190 miles) west of Algiers.
“One of the officers in an act of bravery, threw himself on the attacker to protect the others in the entrance of the police station,” APS said.
Another officer who was wounded in the blast later died, the national police said in a statement.
It was the first suicide attack in months in Algeria.

Attacks and bombings have become rarer in Algeria since the end of the country’s 1990s war against armed Islamists in which more than 200,000 people died. But al Qaeda and small brigades of militants tied to Islamic State are still active.

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