Incident Summary:

05/31/2017: Assailants opened fire on national gendarmerie personnel in Ben Omar, Blida, Algeria. At least four security personnel were injured in the attack. The Algeria Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Ben Omar

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Ouled Slama district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Algerian National Gendarmerie
Specific Description Patrol
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four soldiers injured in a terrorist attack in Algeria," Xinhua General News Service, June 1, 2017.
"Hosted Product: Algeria Press Review Security Arab Sources June 1, 2017," Algeria Security Digest, June 1, 2017.
"Islamic State Claims Attack on Algerian Patrol, 4 Wounded," DailyMe.Com, June 1, 2017.