Boufarik, south of Algiers, buried its dead - eight victims of two terrorist bomb explosions - Nov 28.
Boufarik, south of Algiers, buried its dead - eight victims of two terrorist bomb explosions - Nov 28. Over 7000 people - Europeans and Moslems - watched the funeral cortege as the coffins, on French Army trucks, made their last journey, from the town hall to the cemetery.
In mourning, shops closed and townspeople stayed off the streets before the funeral. Among the victims of the explosions - in the main street outside a chemist shop and cafe Nov 26 - were two children and a year-old baby. Among the 57 injured was a parish priest.
All the dead and most of the injured were Europeans. The first explosion - of a time bomb in the carrier of a bicycle - as at 6.30 in the evening. Three minutes later, while rescue work was under way and crowds gathered, the second bomb - also in a bicycle carrier, ten yards from the first - exploded.
M. Louis Joxe, first Minister of State for Algerian Affairs, arriving in Algiers, Nov 28, said his first thoughts were of the sufferings endured for so long in Algeria and of the victims of the Boufarik outrage.