Incident Summary:

05/16/2006: A group of perpetrators, using firearms, attacked police officers on patrol in Djebla, Algeria, seriously injuring one of them. No group claimed responsibility and no perpetrators were arrested.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Beni Ksila

Location Details:
The patrol was attacked by an ambush of perpetrators by the side of a road leading toward the new headquarters of the Djebla municipal guard.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Algerian Police Forces
Specific Description Algerian Police Forces in the Djebla munipal guard.
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The patrol was attacked by 'sustained fire' and one policemen was hit by two bullets.
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 source does not provide too much information, but calls the perpetrators 'terrorists.' This was an ambush, armed assault on police forces of Algeria.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
“Algerian Terrorist Attack Injures Municipal Guard in Bejaia,” Algiers Liberte, May 18, 2006.