A booby-trapped car went off at an army barracks Saturday, killing at least 28 people and wounding many more, security services said, according to the AP. The bomb exploded in the town of Dellys, about 30 miles from Algiers, they said.
It went off as the local coast guard was taking part in the morning flag-raising ceremony. All the victims were coast guard officials, who are part of Algeria's armed forces, hospital officials said.
The latest blast comes just two days after 20 people died in a suicide bomb attack in Batna. That bomb exploded in a crowd awaiting a visit to the town by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He later blamed Islamic militants for the attack.