Incident Summary:

03/16/2008: One soldier was killed and 20 others were wounded by a roadside bomb on their convoy route in El Aouana, Algeria by suspected underground Muslim fighters.

GTD ID:
200803160008

When:
2008-03-16

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jijil (Province)

City:
El Aouana

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 An Algerian Military Convoy
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
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
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"At least one dead in attack on military convoy in Algeria,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, March 16, 2008."