A security source has told Reuters news
agency that 18 people have been killed following a suicide bomb attack on the town of Cherchell.
The Friday attack took place at a military barracks in the town and it's thought that there were two separate suicide bombers involved.
Sixteen soldiers and two civilians were thought to have been killed as the bombers detonated themselves at the entrance to the barracks just after the moment of iftar
which is when Muslims who are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan break the daily fast.