Death toll in Algeria barracks attack rises to 36: source

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Posted: Aug 26, 2011 6:00 PM
Death toll in Algeria barracks attack rises to 36: source

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Thirty-six people were killed when two suicide bombers attacked military barracks in the Algerian town of Cherchell on Friday, a security source said.

The figure included 12 soldiers, the source said.

The bombers detonated themselves at the entrance not long after "iftar" -- the moment when Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan break their daily fast, the source said.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi)