Madrid - Spain's foreign minister called his Algerian counterpart on Wednesday to express his condolences about the latest "cowardly terrorist" bombing in the north African country, the foreign ministry said.

"The government expresses its indignation and its firm condemnation of the cowardly terrorist attack on Wednesday against the civilian population of Bouira, which left many dead and wounded, just one day after the attack in Issers," the ministry said in a statement.

Miguel Angel Moratinos "had a telephone conversation with his Algerian counterpart Mourad Medelci, and offered his condolences and the support of the Spanish people about this series of attacks that have hit Algeria.

He repeated his firm commitment to cooperate in the fight against terrorism," it said.

Eleven people died and 31 were wounded in two car bomb attacks Wednesday in the eastern Algerian town of Bouira, a day after a massive attack on a police school in the town of Issers, east of Algiers, claimed 43 lives. - Sapa-AFP