A bombing attack on an Algerian military convoy killed one soldier on Saturday while the head of the main secular opposition party escaped unhurt from a separate attack nearby, a security source and the political party said. The explosions were reported in the Tizi Ouzou area, 60 km east of Algiers.
The soldier died of his wounds after being taken to hospital, the security source told Reuters. Four other troops were injured in the attack on the convoy.
Karim Tabou, leader of the Socialist Forces Front party, was attacked as he drove his car on a highway, the party said, adding that gunmen also shot at Tabou and that his car was slightly damaged. The party called for an investigation into the bombing, warning the Kabylie region where it occurred risked plunging into new instability.