News: UN Staff Killed in Algiers Bomb Attacks

UNDP building in Algiers flattened by suicide bomber At least 62 people have been killed and scores more have been injured in two explosions in Algeria's capital today.

One explosion rocked an area near the constitutional court in Algiers, while another blast occurred near a United Nations building in the district of Hydra. Witnesses said that the explosion near the constitutional court also hit a school bus.

Yazid Zerhouni (Algeria's interior minister) said car bombs, at least one of which was set off by a suicide bomber, were behind the blasts. (Full news item)

Latest (unconfirmed) reports state ten UN staff were among the dead. This is - once more - a sad day for all of us.

Picture courtesy AFP


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