Algeria: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bomb Attack on Military Barracks
The Islamic state group, ISIS, on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack on a military camp, on Sunday, near the border with Mali in which one soldier was killed.
Sunday an ISIS combatant, identified by the militant group as Omar al Ansari, tried to enter with a car laden with explosives a military camp at Bordj Badji Mokhtar, near the border with Mali. He was stopped by a sentry but managed to explode the vehicle, killing himself and the soldier.
The attack is the first since two assaults on police stations in 2017. The latest major terror blow to Algeria was dealt by al Qaeda which seized Tiguentourine gas plant. The liberation operation resulted in the death of several people including expat workers.
Algerian authorities have been on the alert over the constant threats of terror groups in the Sahel region including in Mali and Libya.