Incident Summary:

05/26/1998: Seven people were killed and eight others injured by a suspected Armed Islamic Group (GIA) bomb attack, which took place in a fruit and vegetable market in Khemis Miliana, a town about 60 miles southwest of Algiers, Algeria.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Khemis Miliana

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Residents shopping in Market in Khemis Miliana, Algeria
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Armed Islamic Group (GIA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Algeria wracked by new upsurge in clashes, bomb attacks,” Agence France Presse, May 27, 1998.
“Algiers bomb kills seven,” News Digest, May 27, 1998.
“Seven die in Algeria when bomb explodes in market,” Agence France Presse, May 26, 1998.