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2007 Algiers Government Palace bombings

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2007 Algiers bombings
LocationAlgiers, Algeria
Date11 April 2007
Attack type
Suicide car bombings

The 2007 Algiers bombings occurred on 11 April 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 10 km away. Another explosion targeted a police station in an eastern suburb of the city, near the international airport.

Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the bombings after the attack took place.[1]

Details and context of the bombings[edit]

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.[2] The Al-Qaeda group in the Maghreb is the group claiming responsibility for these two attacks. This group was formerly known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).

The United Nations Security Council held an official meeting to condemn the attacks.[3] The attack was planned by Sofiane el-Fassila.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Al Qaida claims Algeria blasts". Al Jazeera. 12 April 2007. Archived from the original on 1 April 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Explosions rock Algerian capital". BBC News. 12 April 2007. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2008.
  3. ^ United Nations Security Council Verbatim Report 5659. S/PV/5659 12 April 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
  4. ^ "A top Algeria al-Qaida affiliate killed - USATODAY.com". usatoday30.usatoday.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2023.

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