- 11 April 2007 Algiers bombings
Infobox terrorist attack
title=2007 Algiers bombings
April 11, 2007
Al-QaedaThe 2007 Algiers bombings occurred on April 11, 2007when 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 Qaidaclaimed 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 Ezzouardistrict 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 Maghrebis the group claiming responability for these two attacks. This group was formally known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).
United Nations Security Councilheld 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]
Algerian Civil War
* [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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