Two roadside bombs have exploded in eastern Algeria, killing seven people hours, the state-run news agency said Friday. The first roadside bomb blew up at Foum El-Metlag, near Tebessa on Algeria's eastern border with Tunisia, the official APS agency reported Friday, citing security officials. Four members of one family, including two women and a baby, died in the blast, which took place late Thursday.
A second device exploded when rescue services arrived, killing two police officers and a firefighter, APS said. Security services said the attack was unusual in targeting civilians.