Incident Summary:

02/26/2017: Security forces identified and opened fire on a suicide bomber targeting a police station in Bab al Kantara area, Constantine, Algeria. The bomber detonated, killing himself and injuring three police officers. The Algeria Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201702260014

When:
2017-02-26

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Constantine

City:
Constantine

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bab al Kantara area.

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 Police Station
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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosive device concealed in a bag was used in the attack.
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
Algeria Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Islamic State claims foiled Algerian bombing," Adnkronos International, Rome, February 27, 2017.
"1 Dead, 3 wounded in Algeria suicide attack," EFE, February 27, 2017.
"3 policemen injured in suicide bomb attack in eastern Algeria," Xinhua News Agency, February 26, 2017.