How Algeria created their "aL Qaeda" cell
The New York Times
August 20, 2008
By CAROLINE BROTHERS
PARIS — At least 43 people, mainly civilians and police recruits, were killed and 38 others were injured Tuesday when a suicide bomber drove a car filled with explosives into a police academy about 35 miles east of the Algerian capital, Algiers, Algerian government officials said.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the death toll was a "preliminary estimate" for the attack early Tuesday in the Les Issers district of Boumerdes, The Associated Press reported.
"There was an explosion at 7 a.m. this morning," said an official contacted at the office of the Algerian president, who declined to be named but who confirmed the details of the Interior Ministry statement.