MORE WORLD NEWS
News from the region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!
Homemade bomb kills 7 security forces in western Algeria; authorities blame terrorists
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, July 13, 2014 9:43 AM EDT
Algerian authorities say a remote-controlled homemade bomb exploded and killed seven security officers in the northwest of the North African country.
The ministry says three soldiers and four local guards were killed in the attack Saturday night. The statement didn't say who detonated the bomb or why, but reiterated the army's "determination to pursue and eliminate these small terrorist groups."
Algeria, home to Al-Qaida's North African branch, has largely stabilized since an insurgency in the 1990s, but still sees sporadic violence between Islamic extremists and security forces.