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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Report on July 14 Al Qaeda Attack, Northern Algeria

On July 15, 2007 AQIM claimed reponsibility for an attack on a P0lice Station in the Tizi Ouzou district, in Northern Algeria. This is an internet account from a source I do not know, and I cannot verify these facts by any other source.

-Shimron

Algeria: Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Tizi Ouzou attackon Sunday, July 15 @ 17:00:00

CDTIn a statement published yesterday on the Internet,
  • Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for the attack that targeted a police station on July 14 in Azazgua district in Tizi Ouzou (100 Km east of Algiers).
  • Although security sources said four terrorists were killed by the Algerian army, Al-Qaeda did not admit that in its statement.
  • Pictures of the killed terrorists were taken in the field.
  • Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said a number of gendarmes were killed and others were wounded while the Algerian army did not reveal that.
  • According to observers, Al-Qaeda falsifies facts as an attempt to mislead people and armed groups to encourage terrorists and push them to perpetrate attacks.
  • On the other hand, Al-Qaeda gave an incredible death toll about the suicide attack that targeted a military barracks in Lakhdaria village (120 Km east of Algiers) on last Wednesday.
  • Al-Qaeda started raising doubts and waging psychological and media war in view of its failure in armed attacks, according to security experts.
  • As background, the Algerian army killed 4 terrorists and wounded 17 others on July 14 in Azazgua district in Tizi Ouzou.
  • The terrorists who carried Kalashnikov weapons and a RPG-7 attacked a police station in the area and a roadblock set by policemen.
  • The terrorists put three hand-made bombs on a motorway near the roadblock. Once the first bomb exploded at midnight, the other one blasted at the police station.
  • Then, the terrorists fired RPG shell at a wall of the police station. A clash immediately took place between gendarmes and the terrorists.
  • Another terrorist group attacked a roadblock set by policemen near the police station but no one was harmed.
  • At the same time, more than 60 terrorists were deployed in the area, according to eyewitnesses. Some of whom took some shopkeepers as hostages.
  • At around 1:50 a.m, a military convoy came and the terrorists started withdrawing.
  • Then, the army forces established an ambush for the terrorists killing four of them and wounding 17 others who run away.
  • Some gendarmes were slightly wounded and taken to hospital. Four Kalashnikov weapons and a RPG-7 were recovered.

The Rest @ Echrouk online

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