Incident Summary:

08/03/2008: On Sunday, at an unknown time, in Tizi Ouzou, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria, a suicide car bomber belonging to the Salafist Group for Call and Combat wounded 20 people when they detonated themselves.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Tizi Ouzou

Tizi Ouzou

Location Details:
The incident occurred near a police station.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Algerian Police
Specific Description The car exploded near a police station.
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
The explosive was a suicide vehicle based improvised explosive device.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"World News Connection, ""Algerian Source Identifies Tizi Ouzou Suicide Bomber Attack," Tout sur l'Algerie, August 6th, 2008."
"Reuters, "Al Qaeda Says it was Behind Algeria Bombing - Website," Reuters, August 6th, 2008."
"Press TV, "Suicide Car Bomb Wounds 20 in Algeria," Press TV, August 3rd, 2008."