Incident Summary:

06/20/2020: Assailants ambushed soldiers in Gaadet Lahdjar, Ain Defla, Algeria. One soldier was killed in the attack. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Ain Defla

Gaadet Lahdjar

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 Soldiers
Nationality of Target Algeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included Corporal Mustafa Zenanda (also named as Znanda Mostafa).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) 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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Algeria says soldier killed in clash with armed group," Jordan Times, June 21, 2020.
"Soldier killed in attack in northern Algeria," Xinhua General News Service, June 21, 2020.
"Terrorism Digest: 20-21 Nov 20," BBC Monitoring, November 21, 2020.