Bomb hits vehicle in Algeria, 5 killed


ALGIERS – A bomb struck a vehicle in Algeria and killed five people, media reported on Wednesday, in the deadliest attack in months as the country battles violence blamed on Islamist militants.
Three of the people killed in Tuesday’s blast were from the same family, local media reported. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, which struck close to Djelfa, about 270 kilometres south of the capital Algiers.
The previous most deadly incident was in October last year when five soldiers were killed in an attack blamed on Islamist militants in the eastern Kabylie area, where Islamists fighters have established their headquarters.