Incident Summary:

10/08/2016: An explosive device detonated targeting a People's National Army (PNA) convoy near Tamalous, Skikda, Algeria. No casualties were reported in the blast. The Algeria Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201610080034

When:
2016-10-08

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Skikda

City:
Near Tamalous

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity People’s National Army (ANP)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
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
Algeria Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Islamic State Announce Start of Algerian Operations," Tunisia Live, October 11, 2016.