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Suicide bomber attacks Algerian army base
Suicide bomber kills Algerian soldier during border checkpoint stop
The attack is the first such bombing in months despite the conflicts raging in neighboring Mali and Libya
A suicide car bomb attack near the Malian border has killed an Algerian soldier amid a rise in deadly attacks carried out by militant groups in the remote North African region.
The Defence Ministry said that at 10.50am local time on Sunday, an all-terrain vehicle loaded with explosives was detonated next to a military detachment guarding the border area near Timiaouine.
“The soldier in charge of access managed to stop the suspect vehicle from entering; however, the suicide attacker blew up the vehicle, causing the death of the solider on guard,” it said.