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Algeria policeman commits suicide at work

Algerian police in Algiers, Algeria, on 26 February 2019 [Farouk Batiche/Anadolu Agency]
Algerian police in Algiers, Algeria, on 26 February 2019 [Farouk Batiche/Anadolu Agency]

An Algerian security personnel yesterday shot himself at a police station where he used to work.

Local media reported that the 35-year-old deceased was a father of two, noting that his suicide was due to "poor social conditions."

The incident took place in front of a police centre in the country's northeastern city of Khenchela.

Eyewitnesses described the incident as "unprecedented." The Algerian Ministry of the Interior did not comment in the incident, but a formal investigation was reported to have been opened.

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