ALGER (Reuters) – Five people were killed and three others injured when a homemade bomb exploded in eastern Algeria on Thursday, the Defense Ministry said. The victims were aboard a vehicle when the explosion occurred in Tebessa province, about 573 kilometers (358 miles) from the capital Algiers, it said in a statement, without providing further details. Violence is rarer now in the North African country since authorities ended a war in the 1990s with armed Islamists in a conflict that killed 200,000 people. But al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and small gangs of Islamists allied with the Islamic State have been active in remote areas.
Five killed in bomb blast in Algeria By Reuters
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