27 Aug 2011

Algeria military base attack kills 18

2:30 pm on 27 August 2011

Eighteen people have died in a suicide-bomb attack on a military barracks in Algeria.

A security source says two bombers, one on a motorcycle, detonated themselves at the entrance to the barracks in the town of Cherchell, about a hundred kilometres west of the capital, Algiers.

The attack took place just after Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan had broken their daily fast.