Incident Summary:

1/10/2001: Suspected members of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) killed four family members, including a baby, in Laghouat region, Algeria. At least three other people were injured in the attack. The security forces intervened in time to protect an additional 12 people from being harmed in the incident.

GTD ID:
200101150006

When:
2001-01-10

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Laghouat

City:
Laghouat

Location Details:
248 miles south of Algiers

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description A family in Laghouat region
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Weapon Details
No specific mention of weapons was made
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
Additional Information One source stated three people were injured while two sources stated four were injured.
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 4 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Report: 11 killed in two massacres in Algeria," Associated Press, January 15, 2001."
"Eleven killed by Algerian rebels," El Watan, January 15, 2001."
"11 are killed by militants," Evening Mail, January 16, 2001."