Incident Summary:

04/19/2017: Security forces identified two suicide bombers in Ibn Badis, Constantine, Algeria. One assailant was arrested while the second assailant detonated, killing only himself. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Algeria Province of the Islamic State.

GTD ID:
201704230023

When:
2017-04-19

Country:
Algeria

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Constantine

City:
Ibn Badis

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Two explosives-laden belts were 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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Algerian army kills IS-linked militant, arrests another," Xinhua General News Service, April 19, 2017.
"State PAO: Algiers Media Digest 22-23 April 2017," US Embassy Public Affairs Office, April 23, 2017.
"Hosted Product: Algeria Press Review Security Arab Sources April 20, 2017," Algeria Security Digest, April 20, 2017.