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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Algiers Blast Kills 2

ALGIERS -- A bomb exploded at a bus stop outside the Algerian capital, killing two people and wounding 14 others on the same day former interior minister Mohamed Hardi was slain.


Witnesses said three young men shot Hardi on Saturday in Oued Smar, an industrial suburb of Algiers known as a stronghold of the Armed Islamic Group. Hardi died instantly, said those at the scene.


Saturday's bomb, stuffed in a shopping bag placed at the bus stop, exploded with enough force to blow the windows out of a nearby primary school.


No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.