Incident Summary:

08/14/2007: Three soldiers were killed and up to eight injured in an attack with two homemade bombs in Algeria’s Kabylei region. Authorities suspect that al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb group is responsible for the attack.

GTD ID:
200708140003

When:
2007-08-14

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Amdjoudh Massif

City:
Igoulfen

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Military
Specific Description Algerian Army
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The bomb was home made
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Three Algerian security personnel dead, 8 injured in attack,” Deutshe Presse-Agentur, August 14, 2007.
“Three Algerian soldiers said killed in search operation in Berber area,” BBC Monitoring Middle East – Political, August 14, 2007.