Algeria: Bomber strikes ahead of president visit, 12 killed
Twelve people died and 23 wounded in Algeria Thursday in a suicide bombing apparently aimed at President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, local security sources said.
The bomber was part of the crowd awaiting a visit by the head of state in the eastern city of Batna.
According to AFP, witnesses said he was discovered by members of the crowd and let off the explosives he was carrying before the president arrived. Bouteflika was informed of the attack and went to the hospital where the victims were being treated.