Algerian president suffers illness, "raises no concern": medic

2013-04-27 19:25:06 GMT2013-04-28 03:25:06(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

ALGIERS, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Algeria President Abdelaziz Bouteflika suffered a transient ischemic attack without sequelae on Saturday, local APS news agency reported.

Professor Rachid Bougherbal, head of the National Sports Medicine Center, said that President Bouteflika suffered a " transient ischemic attack without sequelae" around midday on Saturday.

The professor reassured that the health of Bouteflika "raises no concern," adding that the doctors had conducted preliminary examinations for the president, and wound continue with other examinations after a break.

Bouteflika was treated in Val-de-Grace Hospital in Paris in 2005, with rumors about his death circulating at that time.

In 2010, several news websites reported that Bouteflika was seriously ill. But a few days later, he appeared before media in his office in upper Algiers with Franco-Algerian football celebrity, Zinedine Zidane.

In September 2012, Algerian authorities denied rumors about Bouteflika's health deterioration.

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