One Killed, Three Wounded in Algerian Attack
One person was killed and three wounded in a dawn attack Friday against the regional headquarters of the paramilitary police in the center of the Algerian town of Ouargla, the police said.
According to initial reports cited by the APS news agency, the attack was carried out "by a terrorist who sought to break into the headquarters building in his vehicle, after an exchange of fire with gendarmes."
The term "terrorist" is generally used in Algeria to describe armed Islamist militants, mainly active in the northeast of the country.
Ouargla is a town of almost 150,000 people, about 500 kilometers southeast of the coastal capital.