Incident Summary:

4/29/2005: Unknown perpetrators, believed to be affiliated with the Islamic insurgency in Algeria, fired a homemade mortar at Algerian soldiers on a search operation in Ouled Ameur, Algeria. Two soldiers were killed and one soldier was wounded in the blast.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Ouled Ameur

Location Details:
Bordj Menaiel region

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity People's National Army
Specific Description Algerian soldiers on a search operation in Ouled Ameur
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
One homemade mortar (hebheb)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Coded as doubt terrorism proper because it is unknown if the assailants targeted the Algerian soldiers specifically to prevent their capture or if the incident was part of a calculated operation against Algerian security forces.
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 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
K. O., "Two Soldiers Assassinated in Boumerdes," El Watan, April 30, 2005.
"Two Algerian soldiers killed in bomb attack-reports," Reuters, April 30, 2005.