ALGIERS, Algeria — Three Algerian soldiers were killed
when their truck was ambushed by suspected Islamic militants armed with a
remote-control explosive device, police in the North African nation
Five other soldiers were seriously wounded late
Thursday in the bombing in Baghlia, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) east
of the capital, police said.
There was no immediate claim of
responsibility. Most attacks in Algeria are claimed by al-Qaida in
Islamic North Africa, a local Islamic insurgency movement that joined
Osama bin Laden's terrorist network in 2006.
The soldiers were
returning by truck to their barracks in the mountainous region when the
bombers struck, setting off a makeshift explosive device they had
planted in the road.