Incident Summary:

09/13/2001: Members of Habi’s Er’roub were suspected in an attack where seven men had their throats slit in Granine, Algeria at a bogus roadblock on Wilaya Road No. Five. The victims were traveling in a taxi and two motorcycles. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Granine

Location Details:
This incident occurred near the town of Granine on Wilaya Road No. Five.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilian motorists near Granine on Wilaya Road No. Five
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The victims had their throats slit but the report also indicates that the perpetrators used sidearms in the attack as well.
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 The Habi's Er'roub seriat group, which is reportedly made up of about 10 people, of whom are four reportedly natives of Arzew and the surrounding area.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Habi's Er'roub seriat (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Seven Civilians Have Throats Slit in New Arzew Massacre," Le Mat, September 25, 2001.