Algerian President Bouteflika suffers mini-stroke: report

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, pictured on January 14, 2013 in Algiers.  By Farouk Batiche (AFP/File)

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, pictured on January 14, 2013 in Algiers. By Farouk Batiche (AFP/File)






ALGIERS (AFP) – Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika suffered a mini-stroke Saturday but is not experiencing any lasting effects, the APS news agency reported.

Bouteflika, 76, had a “transient ischemia”, a temporary blockage of blood flow often called a “mini-stroke”, Rachid Bougherbal, the director of the National Sports Medicine Centre, told APS, adding that there was no cause for “any anxiety” over the president’s health.


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