Incident Summary:

8/22/2010: Two civilians, a father and a son, were found with their throats slit near the village of Qamra, M'sila province, Algeria. They had been abducted the night before and their bodies were left in the same spot that a booby-trapped corpse had been left the week before. Sources point to Muhajiroun brigade as responsible for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

M'sila Province

Near Qamra

Location Details:
A location known as Ouzina, seven kilometers from the village of Qamra, in the Ain Rich municipality

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Father and son from the Lefred family
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 12
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
The victims' throats were slit
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
Mouhajiroune Brigade (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
Ghellab Smail, "Terrorism: Two Citizens Assassinated in M'sila," El Watan, August 23, 2010.