2008 Beni Amrane bombings

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2008 Beni Amrane bombings
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Boumerdès Province highlighted within Algeria
LocationBeni Amrane, Boumerdès Province, Algeria
DateJune 9, 2008 (UTC+1)
TargetCivilians (1st blast), first responders (2nd blast)
Attack type

The 2008 Beni Amrane bombings were two bombings on June 9, 2008 that killed 13 people in the town of Beni Amrane in the Boumerdès Province, 50 km (31 mi) from Algiers, the capital of Algeria. The first bomb killed a French citizen and his Algerian driver as they were leaving the town's railway station. The second device exploded about five minutes later as rescue workers arrived. Eight soldiers and three firefighters died in the second blast while an unconfirmed number of people suffered injuries. Both devices appeared to have been detonated remotely.[1] No group has claimed the bombings, which follow attacks blamed on the al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb group. The Frenchman was an engineer working for a French firm on a renovation project at the station.[2]

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  1. ^ "Official: 13 people dead in 2 Algerian bombings". Associated Press. 2008-06-09. Archived from the original on 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2008-06-09.
  2. ^ "'Twelve die' in Algerian blasts". BBC News. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2008-06-09.

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