Algiers: Eighteen people were killed and dozens wounded in a suicide bombing at the Cherchell military academy west of Algiers, a hospital source said.
   
The attack by two suicide bombers took place 100 kilometres west of the Algerian capital, around 10 minutes after the breaking of the Ramadan fast at 1830GMT (0000IST) on Friday.
   
The bombers, one on a motorcycle, set off explosions a few seconds apart in front of the entrance to the officers' mess hall, a French daily reported on its website.
   
There has been no official confirmation yet of the attack.
   
A hospital source said the dead included 16 soldiers and two civilians.
   
The wounded were evacuated to hospitals in the nearby towns of Sidi Ghiles and Tipaza, as well as to the army's central Ain-Naadja hospital in Algiers, the source said.

(Agencies)