Incident Summary:

1/23/2006: Members of the Salafist Group for Preaching and Fighting (GSPC) set up a fake roadblock in Talmat, Algeria, and kidnapped an Algerian citizen named Mouhouche. The victim was held for ransom and it is unknown if she was ever released.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
20 KM southeast of Boumerdès

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Indiscriminate Algerian citizens
Specific Description Algerian citizens driving in Talmat
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded Unknown
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes Unknown
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information Coded as doubt terrorism proper because it is unknown if the reasons behind the kidnapping were purely financial.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Salafist Group for Preaching and Fighting (GSPC) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Salim Haddou, "Beni Amrane: Village Resident Abducted at Bogus Roadblock," La Depeche de Kabylie, January 25, 2006.