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Deadly car bomb kills at least 28 at Algerian military site

A booby-trapped car exploded in Algeria at a barracks housing coast guard officials on Saturday, killing at least 28 people, officials said.

A booby-trapped car exploded in Algeria at a barracks housing coast guard officials on Saturday, killing at least 28 people, officials said.

Dozens more were injured in the attack, the second such one in the country in a week.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility in either attack.

The explosion ripped through the northern coastal town of Dellys, about 50 kilometres from Algiers, as the local coast guard was taking part in the morning flag-raising ceremony.

All the victims were coast guard officials, who are part of Algeria's armed forces, hospital officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

The attack came just two days after another bombing killed at least 22 in a crowd of people in eastern Algeria who were waiting to see visiting President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Recent bombings in Algeria have generated fears of a return to the mass-scale violence of the 1990s, when Algeria's Islamic insurgency peaked.