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30 mennesker er foreløpig meldt drept i to kraftige eksplosjoner i Algerie. Trolig er det Al Qaida i Maghreb som viser hva de er istand til: død og destruksjon, inn i statsministerens kontor.

Eksplosjonen foran regjeringsbygningen var så kraftig at den rev et stort hull i fasaden. Den kunne høres en mil unna. Folk trodde det var jordskjelv. Helt til øyenvitner kunne fortelle at det var terroren som hadde vendt tilbake.

Leila Aissaoui, 25, stood crying near the government palace.

«I thought explosions in Algiers were over,» she said. «I made a big mistake and I can’t accept this.»

Police sources said the attack on the government building was a suicide bombing.
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«At first I thought it was an earthquake,» said lawyer Tahar bin Taleb. «My wife called me a few moments later crying and shouting. I ran home to find all the mirrors and windows in the house were shattered.»

Dozens of ambulances converged on the upscale residential neighborhood as thousands of people poured onto the streets and survivors were led from the building.

Medics carried the bloodied and burned victims in their arms and on stretchers from the government palace.

Det var i januar den ekstreme salafistgruppen GSPC sa den hadde blitt opptatt i Al Qaida og skiftet navn til Al Qaida i Maghreb.

Two Algiers bombs kill 30