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Suicide bomber attacks Algerian army base

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The National

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.

Read more: https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/suicide-bomber-kills-algerian-soldier-during-border-checkpoint-stop-1.976847