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BOUIRA SUICIDE ATTACK

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9 soldiers were killed in Algeria on 07/11/2007 morning, near the town of Bouira, 120 km South-East to the capital Algeria, when a suicide car bomb exploded on a check point outside the town, close to military barracks.

Algeria is hosting the All-Africa Games. The opening ceremony was due to take place on the evening of the 07/11/2007, with more than 8000 participants.   

“MAGHREB Al-Qaeda” – AQIM -took responsibility on the attack. “Our martyr was able to enter into the heart of the (barracks) and set off the explosion there,” said a spokesman of al Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb in an audio tape.

The spokesman named the suicide attacker as Suhail Abu Malih and said that more than one ton of explosives were used.
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