A car bomb went off Tuesday outside a police station in northern Algeria, killing at least three people and wounding several others, security officials said. The blast in the city of Thenia, about 40 miles east of Algiers, seriously damaged several nearby houses, the officials said, according to the AP.
Officers opened fire on a vehicle that was speeding toward the local police station. The vehicle went off short of the building, leaving a 6 1/2-foot-wide crater. The force of the blast stopped a clock on nearby City Hall and damaged surrounding buildings.
The Interior Ministry said at least two were killed.