One police officer dead, two injured in Algeria terror attack

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One Algerian police officer was killed and two others injured on Thursday in a terror attack in downtown Bouira province, 120 km east of Algiers, Xinhua reported.

Citing security sources, the local TSA news website reported that the three Judicial police officers were in a mission near the prefecture headquarters when the armed militants were shooting them boarding a Renault Master vehicle . The militants fled away, while the three police officers were transferred to hospital for medical treatments.

Security services have opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of this attack.

In August 2011, militants attempted to perpetrate terror attacks near the prefecture headquarters of Bouira, as security service managed to defuse a bomb deposed near a cafeteria.

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