August 20, 2008 / 4:53 PM / 11 years ago

Canada's Lavalin says 12 workers killed in Algeria

OTTAWA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - A car bomb in Algeria on Wednesday killed 12 Algerian employees of Canadian engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc (SNC.TO) and wounded about 15 others, the company said.

“It is with the greatest sadness that SNC-Lavalin learned of a terrorist attack earlier today on a bus carrying its Algerian employees to work on the Koudiat Acerdoune water treatment plant and distribution project in Algeria,” it said.

The company has a number of water projects in the North African country and said it continues “to work closely with Algerian authorities to ensure the safety and security of all our personnel.” (Reporting by Randall Palmer; editing by Rob Wilson)

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