Algerians angry over suicide blasts

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As newspapers report Wednesdays’ bombings, Algerians are voicing their anger at the blasts that killed 33 people.

Over two hundred more were hurt in the suicide attacks in the capital Algiers – which have left residents shocked and afraid.

Police have reacted to the attacks by creating extra checkpoints and deploying extra patrols around the Mediterranean port city.

The attacks on Algiers follow suicide bombings in neighbouring Morocco on Tuesday.

The first blast was carried out by a bomber driving a car full of explosives into a guard post outside Prime Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem’s office.

Minutes later a second explosion occured at a police station in the city centre.

An Al-Qaeda linked group is claiming responsibility for the attacks.

Fears are now growing that Islamic militant violence could return to the levels of the mid 1990s, in which more than 150,000 people were killed.