Incident Summary:

06/09/2008: On Monday, a bomb exploded at a bus station in Bouira, Bouira, Algeria. Twenty people were killed in the explosion. No group claimed responsibility for the blast.

GTD ID:
200806090018

When:
2008-06-09

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bouira

City:
Bouira

Location Details:
A bus station in Bouira, Bouira, Algeria.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Algerian Busing System
Specific Description A bus station in Bouira
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An unknown explosive type was used in the attack.
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"The Peninsula Qatar, "20 Killed in Algeria Bus Station Blast," The Peninsula Qatar, http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=World_News&subsection=Gulf%2C+Middle+East+%26+Africa&month=June2008&file=World_News2008061021829.xml."
"Lexis Nexis, "Algerian State Radio Denies Reports of Bus Station Bombing," Japan Economic Newswire, June 9, 2008."
"Lexis Nexis, "20 Killed in Bus Station Bombing in Algiers," Japan Economic Newswire, June 9, 2008."