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  7/20/2011, Tammuz 18, 5771

Al-Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Algeria Attacks

The north African branch of al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for suicide bombs in Algeria over the weekend that a security source said had killed at least two people, the SITE online monitoring service said late Tuesday.

The site claimed that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) said it had carried out two suicide bombings in Bordj Menaiel, a town 70 kilometers east of the capital Algiers.