Incident Summary:

12/11/2007: A suicide bomber detonsated an explosives-laden truck outside the Supreme Court as a bus packed with university students was passing by in Algiers, Algeria. This was one of two suicide bombings in Algiers on the same day. In addition to the two assailants, at least 37 people were killed and 177 other people were injured across both blasts. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for the attacks.

GTD ID:
200712110010

When:
2007-12-11

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 Civilians in Algiers
Specific Description Students in a bus heading for the University.
Nationality of Target Algeria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Foreign workers in Algeria
Specific Description Chinese worker in an Engineering Corporation.
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed across incidents 200712110010 and 200712110011.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 84 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 84
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"China Daily: Chinese National Killed in Algiers Bombings,” Beijing China Daily, December 13th, 2007."
"Twin Bomb Blasts Kill 62 in Algiers,” Paris AFP (North American Service), December 11th, 2007."