Incident Summary:

09/03/2018: Assailants opened fire on a military patrol in Telagh, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria. At least three soldiers and two assailants were killed and three other soldiers were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Muslim extremists.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Sidi Bel Abbes

Telagh district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity People’s National Army (ANP)
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 Automatic Weapon
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Review of Islamist activities in North Africa 1-15 September," BBC Monitoring, September 15, 2018.
"Hosted Product: Military Intelligence of the Czech Republic Daily Bulletin: 05 Sep 2018," Military Intelligence Daily Bulletin, September 5, 2018.