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January 26, 2023

EU denounces deadly Algerian attack

The European Union on Saturday denounced the suicide bombing at a military academy in Algeria that left 18 dead as a “cruel” act of terror. “We are horrified by the cruel terrorist at­tack which hit the military academy in Cherchell, killing 18 people and injuring many more,” EU chief diplomat Catherine Ashton and neighbourhood policy commissioner Stefan Fuele said in a joint statement. “We strongly condemn this act of terror and extend our solidarity to the Alge­rian people and in particular to the friends and families of the victims,” they said. The Algerian Defence Ministry said Saturday that 16 officers and two civilians were killed and 26 others wounded in Friday’s twin suicide attack west of Algiers.

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