GTD ID:
199708280012

When:
1997-08-28

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Blida

City:
Sidi Rais

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Villagers
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 34
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Knife
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 256 Fatalities / 194 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 256
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 194
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources