11 April 2007 Algiers bombings

11 April 2007 Algiers bombings

Infobox terrorist attack
title=2007 Algiers bombings

location=Algiers, Algeria
date=April 11, 2007
type=Suicide bombings
The 2007 Algiers bombings occurred on April 11, 2007 when two suicide car bombs exploded in the Algerian capital Algiers.

The headquarters of the Algerian prime minister were hit by a large explosion that left many people dead and injured and could be heard 10km away. Another explosion targeted a police station in an eastern suburb of the city, near the international airport.

Al Qaida claimed responsibility for the bombings after the attack took place. [cite news |title=Al Qaida claims Algeria blasts |url=http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/4371B609-73CB-4AA2-8CC5-308B7C4092C7.htm |work=Al Jazeera English |date=2007-04-12 |accessdate=2008-06-03]

Details and context of the bombings

The first attack, which was on the prime minister's office, killed 12 people and injured 118, and the second attack on the police station in the Bab Ezzouar district of Algiers killed 11 and injured 44. [cite news |title=Explosions rock Algerian capital |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6544437.stm |work=BBC News |date=2007-04-12 |accessdate=2008-06-03] The Al-Qaeda group in the Maghreb is the group claiming responability for these two attacks. This group was formally known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).

The United Nations Security Council held an official meeting to condemn the attacks.UN document |docid=S-PV-5659 |date=12 April 2007 |type=Verbatim Report |body=Security Council |meeting=5659 |accessdate=2008-08-21]

See also

* Algerian Civil War


External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6544437.stm Explosions rock Algerian capital]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/6545579.stm In pictures: Algerian blasts] (BBC)

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