source Algeria travel advice
Recent attacks in Algeria include:
•On 3 March 2012, a military base in Tamanrasset was attacked by a car bomb. 23 people were injured in the attack. The terrorist group the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa
has claimed responsibility for the attack.
•On 23 October 2011, two Spanish nationals and one Italian national were kidnapped from a refugee camp near the town of Tindouf in the province of Tindouf in the west of Algeria, near the borders of Morocco
, Western Sahara and Mauritania.
•On 26 August 2011, two suicide bombers attacked the Algerian Military Academy in Cherchell. Reports indicate that at least 18 people were killed and over 20 injured. The Algerian authorities are reported to have increased security
in and around Cherchell and at checkpoints leading into Algiers.
•On 4 February 2011, an Italian national was kidnapped along with her Algerian driver and guide near the south-eastern city of Djanet close to the border with Libya. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQ-M) claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.