Twin suicide bombings kill 12 and injure 42 people in Bouira
El Khabar, 21 august 2008
2 Blasts rocked yesterday the central Province of Bouira. The first targeted a bus transporting workers, while the second hit the headquarters of the operational sector of Bouira, at least 12 left dead, and 42 injured.
The first explosion occurred at 7a.m. and targeted a bus parked near a hotel situated near the court of Bouira, the bus usually transports the workers of the Canadian company, Lavalin, in charge of constructing a filtration plant, and a treatment station, which are destined to the dam of Khoudiet Aserdoune. 12 People left killed, and dozens injured. 3 Minutes later, a second blast has been heard, it has been perpetuated by a suicide boomer, who smashed his car filled with explosives to the headquarters of the Army operational sector of Bouira, several people resulted wounded, the majority are neighbouring residents.
In this context, El Khabar journalist has reached the blast spot 15 minutes later, the scene has been horrific, a bus completely shredded, and dead corpses thrown at the blast place, while the injured ones have been screaming when being evacuated by the emergency services to the town’s hospital.
When El Khabar journalist has intended to get more information about the facts of the attack, none has been able responding to its questions as they have been under the shock. This attack is very likely to be conducted by a suicide boomer using a car as pieces of a corpse have been founded near the exploding car. When visiting the spot of the second blast rocking the headquarters of the Army operational sector, El Khabar journalist has been shocked by a female child, whose corpse has been bleeding, she has been heading to the ambulance. Several people have been wounded, including 2 Army troops, mainly those living near the blast.
By A.G/H.Y/Translation Section