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Algerian Military aircraft crash: President Bouteflika declares three days of national mourning. 11/4/2018.

The President of the Republic, H.E. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Wednesday declared three days of national mourning following the crash of the People’s National Army Air Force plane in Boufarik (Blida, 50-km south of Algiers), the Presidency of the Republic announced in a communiqué.

« Following the crash of an Ilyushin aircraft of the Armed Forces today in Boufarik leaving 257 people dead, the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika has declared three days of national mourning as from today, 11 April 2018, » said the communiqué.

« The President of the Republic has also called for the performance of national funeral prayers for the deceased, according to the communiqué.