Incident Summary:

10/08/2006: Around 9:30 am local time, the remote-controlled lethal device exploded as the first of the gendarmes' vehicles drove past in Tidjelabine, Algeria. The El-Feth katibat claimed responsibility for the attack. 3 gendarmes were wounded. The bombing is suspected to be the work of the El-Feth katibat, though that hasnot been confirmed by any official sources.

GTD ID:
200610080003

When:
2006-10-08

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Boumerdes

City:
Tidjelabine

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Algerian Military
Specific Description A convoy
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled lethal device
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) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
El-Feth katibat Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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 Unknown
Sources
“Three Algerian Gendarmes Wounded in Tidjelabine Terrorist Attack,” Algiers Liberte (Internet Version-WWW) in French, October 9, 2006.