- The UN Security Council has strongly condemned Tuesday's suicide bombing on a police training academy at Issers, 60 km east of the Algerian capital Algiers, killing 43 people and injuring 38 others.
Extending its condolences to the victims of the "heinous act of terrorism," the UN body wanted all those behind it to face justice.
"The Security Council reaffirms that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed," said the council President Ambassador Jan Grauls.
Ambassador Grauls called on all states to help Algerian authorites to bring the perpetrators and sponsors of the fatal blast to justice.
He repeated the council members' advice to states that their terrorism combat measures must be in tandem with their obligations under international law, especially on international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law.
According witnesses, the latest attack resulted after an attacker drove a car packed with explosives at the main entrance to the school as candidates for an entry exam were waiting outside. The victims included police and civilians.
The North African country has been hit by regular suicide attacks, and the current one followed the killing of 11 security forces and a civilian by Islamist extremists in the east of the country at the weekend. The Skikda attack also left four extremists dead.
In December last year, 41 people, including United Nations staff, were killed in an explosion in Algiers. For a long time, Islamic extremism has posed great threats to Algeria's peace and security.
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