Incident Summary:

04/11/2007: Two suicide blasts in Algeria, one heavily damaging the Prime Minister's Office in the country's capital and the other hitting a suburban police station, killed at least 24 people. Al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the attack

GTD ID:
200704110001

When:
2007-04-11

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Algiers (Province)

City:
Algiers

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Prime Minister's Office
Specific Description Abdelaziz Belkhadem's Office
Nationality of Target Algeria
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Police Station
Specific Description Bab Ezzouar Police Station
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 attacks, condemned by Prime Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem as ""criminal and cowardly,"" were claimed by a group calling itself the Al-Qaida Organisation in the Islamic Maghreb."
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities / 160 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 160
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Staff, “Algerian Leader's HQ Targeted as Bombs Kill 30,” The Australian (Australia), April 12, 2007.
Staff, “Suicide attacks spark fear in Algeria; Al-Qaeda affiliate claims responsibility after dozens die in twin bomb blasts,” The Globe and Mail (Canada), April 12, 2007.
Staff, “Islamist Bloodshed Returns to Algeria as Suicide Bombings Leave 30 Dead,” The Independent (London), April 12, 2007.