Algerian State Media: 4 Killed By Roadside Bomb

Published February 19, 2012 12:54PM (EST)

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Algerian state news agency says a roadside bomb has killed four people and wounded 19 east of the capital.

The bomb was triggered as a military convoy passed through the district of Boumerdes, 30 miles (45 kilometers) from Algiers. The agency says a bus carrying civilian passengers was traveling behind the convoy. There were conflicting reports as to whether the victims were military, civilian or both.

The area is known as a stronghold of the North African branch of the al-Qaida movement.

On Wednesday, in the same district, a bomb targeting a police convoy exploded, but no one was killed.

By Salon Staff

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