Eleven dead in Algiers military academy bombing: ministry

ALGIERS, Aug 27, 2011 (AFP) - Eleven people were killed and 32 wounded in a suicide bombing at the Cherchell military academy west of Algiers, the defence ministry said Saturday according to APS news agency.

A hospital source had earlier put the toll in the attack late Friday at 18 dead and dozens wounded.

The ministry said nine officers and two civilians were among the dead. Twenty-six wounded had been discharged but six people were still in hospital, one in critical condition.

The figures were the first to be published by an official source, a day after the twin suicide attack about 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of the Algerian capital around 10 minutes after the breaking of the Ramadan fast.

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