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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Algeria Bomb Kills 5

ALGIERS () -- A car bomb has exploded in a town outside Algiers, killing five people and wounding seven, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Several dwellings were damaged in the attack, which took place Monday afternoon in the center of Meftah, 35 kilometers southeast of the capital, the daily Lib?rt? reported. Security forces did not immediately confirm the bombing.

Car bombs have become increasingly common since the start of the three-year-old civil war by Moslem radicals fighting against the government to establish an Islamic state.