- A double bomb explosion at a railway station east of Algeria's capital, killed 12 people yesterday.
Two bombs, which exploded five minutes apart, sparked fears Monday of new wave of Al-Qaeda inspired attacks in what French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner termed a dangerous country.
The strike came a day after a bomber attacked barracks in eastern Algiers. Among the dead, was French engineer who was killed when leaving a railway station. His death forced a French firm responsible for renovations project at the station to withdrew other expatriate staff from Algeria.
French Foreign Minister condemned the attack even though he appealed to foreign firms to stay in Algeria.
Mr Kouchner said the French have to work in a country with both commercial and friendship ties, saying both countries strong ties should be cemented.
The attack is left unclaimed though similar attacks have been claimed by Al-Qaeda's in Islamic North Africa group. Five bombs have exploded in five days around Algiers and the Kabylie region, which is an Islamist stronghold.
Algeria has been tormented by a series of bomb attacks starting Wednesday last week, when an explosion injured six people outside barracks in eastern suburbs of Algiers. On the same day, a bomb exploded outside a cafe in the same district, injuring at least one person.
Thursday bombing claimed six soldiers, wounding four, 50 kilometers east of Algiers. It was followed by the Saturday attack when the country's security forces killed one militant and wounded two others in an ambush in east of Algiers.
Algeria has sentenced over 200 Islamic militants to death since the beginning of the year, most of them having been charged with acts of terrorism.
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