Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Al-Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Algerian Bombings

No shocker here.
AL-QAEDA'S North African wing said two of its members carried out overnight twin car bombings in the Algerian capital in which up to 67 people were killed.

The attacks were carried out in Algiers by Abdul-Rahman al-Aasmi and Ami Ibrahim Abou Othman, the group said on an Islamist website.

It showed pictures of the suicide bombers holding assault rifles.

Earlier, Algerian Interior Minister Yazid Zerhouni blamed the attacks on the local branch of al-Qaeda, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).

"We are sure that it is the work of the GSPC," Mr Zerhouni said.
A number of UN workers were killed in the blasts.

I wonder what the Algerians and the UN have done to anger them?

Some variations on the names of the two perpetrators show up on past Club Gitmo databases, though it's not apparently them. Hard to tell with those names, however.

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