Kabylie

By benim
In Algeria
Sep 26th, 2011
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Algiers – A rocket-propelled grenade attack targeted the airport at Jijel, 350 kilometres east of Algiers at the weekend, but caused no casualties or damage, media reports said Monday. Senior officials met at Jijel on Sunday following the attack and agreed to step up security, a local source sa...
By benim
In Algeria
Sep 21st, 2011
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Algiers – A key member of al-Qaeda’s north African offshoot was killed by Algerian security forces near Tizi Ouzou, 100km east of the capital, the APS news agency said on Wednesday. Citing security sources, the agency said the man in his 40s, whom it did not name, had been among a group o...
By benim
In Algeria
Aug 15th, 2011
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A suicide bomber attacked a police headquarters in the Algerian city of Tizi Ouzou early on Sunday, injuring 29 people, the official APS news agency reported. The attacker tried to drive a Toyota Hilux pick-up truck packed with explosives into the police headquarters at 4:30 a.m. (0330 GMT), it said....
By benim
In Algeria
Jul 20th, 2011
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Al Qaeda in North Africa has claimed responsibility for suicide bombs in Algeria at the weekend that a security source said had killed at least two people, the SITE online monitoring service said on Tuesday. It said al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) said it had carried out two suicide bombings i...
By benim
In Algeria
Jul 18th, 2011
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The trial began Monday of two men accused of killing popular Algerian singer Lounes Matoub but had to be twice suspended as his family interrupted to insist the suspects were innocent. Matoub, who was known for upholding Berber culture and seeking official recognition of his people and their language...
By benim
In Algeria
Jul 4th, 2011
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A policeman was killed and another wounded during a clash with armed men in the Kabylie region east of Algiers on Monday, officials said. They said armed men targeted a policeman directing traffic in the centre of Ain El Hammam, in the Tizi Ouzou area. One of the assailants was gunned down by police ...
By benim
In Algeria
May 23rd, 2011
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Algiers – Residents of Tizi Ouzou, a city 110km east of the Algiers, staged a strike on Sunday to demand the release of an 18-year-old man kidnapped by an armed group on May 11. The strike was widely observed, with almost all businesses staying closed in the main city of the northern Kabylie re...
By benim
In Algeria
May 7th, 2011
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A journalist was shot dead on Friday in an area of Algeria where insurgents linked to al Qaeda are active, a security official said. There was no confirmation the attack was carried out by al Qaeda-affiliated militants, but the killing revived memories of the 1990s when journalists were routinely tar...
By benim
In Algeria
Apr 27th, 2011
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Two Algerian paramilitary police were killed Wednesday in a bomb attack in a traditional stronghold of al Qaeda’s north African wing, a security official said. Islamist insurgents in Algeria appear to have resumed their activities after a lull. A total of 19 soldiers were killed in the same reg...
By benim
In Algeria
Nov 23rd, 2010
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Al Qaeda’s North African wing denied responsibility for the kidnapping and death of a local businessman in Algeria a week ago and accused the government of orchestrating the killing, the group said on Tuesday. Local media said a group of insurgents suspected to belong to al Qaeda tried to abduc...