Incident Summary:

1/1/2000: Unknown perpetrators, believed to be affiliated with the Islamic insurgency in Algeria, killed five Algerian civilians in Djelfa, Algeria. One other individual was wounded in the attack. Reports conflict as to whether the victims were shot or stabbed.

GTD ID:
200101010005

When:
2001-01-01

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Djelfa

City:
Djelfa

Location Details:
270 KM southwest of Algiers

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Indiscriminate Algerian citizens
Specific Description An Algerian family in Djelfa
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Weapon Details
Firearm or knife
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
Algerian Islamic Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Algeria: Five people reportedly killed by 'terrorist' group," Radio Algiers Channel 1, January 1, 2001."
"URGENT--- Five people killed in Algeria: officials," Agence France Presse, January 1, 2001."
"Latest attacks claim nine lives in violence-torn Algeria," Associated Press, January 2, 2001."