11 April 2007 Algiers bombings
|2007 Algiers bombings|
|Date||11 April 2007|
|Suicide car bombings|
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.
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 Ezzouar district of Algiers killed 11 and injured 44. 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).
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