A security official said a suicide car bombing targeting an Algerian police academy has killed scores of people. The official APS news agency conveyed the attack occurred early Tuesday in the Issers district of Boumerdes, some 35 miles east of the capital, Algiers.
A security official on the scene told The Associated Press that at least 30 people have been killed and dozens others injured. According to him, the attack occurred as young applicants were in line, waiting to register at the local police academy. The attacker drove a car packed with explosives at the main entrance to the school, eyewitnesses said.
Earlier, Algeria's newspapers reported an attack on Sunday in which 11 members of the security forces and a civilian were killed in an ambush in the east of the country. That attack, in Skikda, was one of the deadliest in the recent weeks and also left about a dozen security officers wounded, the newspapers Quotidien d'Oran and Liberte said. According to AFP, The papers also reported that four attackers were killed in this incident.