On December 11, 2007 AQIM claimed responsibility for two car bombs that ripped through the streets of Algiers, killing 37 people and wounding 177.
Decades of frustrated desires for autonomy, if not outright independence, are readily understandable motivations for some to turn to terrorism.
On this day in 1995 a car bomb exploded in Algiers near housing for police officers and their families, wounding at least 63 people.
Terrorism is really hard to defeat. Governments often announce ‘victory’ over terrorist entities to sound positive, but these pronouncements are usually hollow.
On this day in 2008 a car bomb attack on a police station killed two people and wounded 23 in Thenia, a town east of Algiers
On this day in 1995, Algeria’s GIA terrorist group exploded a car bomb outside a Jewish school in Lyon, France, injuring 14
On this day in 1995, the GIA set off a car bomb in the northeastern Algerian city of Constantine, wounding 16 including 5 children.
On this day in 1995, the GIA exploded a car bomb on a street bustling with people preparing for a religious holiday, killing at least 38.
Three young men from a non-descript southern Ontario city ended up fighting for AQ in Africa. What are the chances of that happening?