Several hurt as police and protesters clash in Algiers: AFP

Several people were hurt Friday in violent clashes between police and protesters in the Algerian capital, AFP journalists said, during demonstrations against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term.

A number of the injured suffered head wounds after being hit by batons or stones thrown by police back at demonstrators who had initially hurled them at officers.

Riot police also fired tear gas to try to disperse a group of around 200 young people, around 1.5 kilometres from the presidential palace.

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