Le Soir d'Algérie bombing

On February 11, 1996, militants of the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria bombed the headquarters of the Le Soir d'Algérie newspaper in Algiers. 29 people, including three journalists, were killed by the terrorists.[1]

Le Soir d'Algérie bombing
Part of the Algerian Civil War
LocationAlgiers, Algeria
Coordinates36°45′26″N 3°03′48.9″E / 36.75722°N 3.063583°E / 36.75722; 3.063583
DateFebruary 11, 1996
Deaths23 civilians (3 journalists)
PerpetratorsArmed Islamic Group of Algeria

Events edit

On 11 February 1996, around 15h 45' , a car bomb carrying 300 kilograms of TNT[1] exploded at 100 rue Hassiba Ben Bouali outside Le Soir d'Algérie's office. 29 people were killed, including three journalists : Allaoua Ait M'barak, Mohamed Dorbane and Djamel Derraz.[1][2][3] The offices of three other newspapers in the same building were damaged.[4]

Aftermath edit

In the days that followed the bombing, the journalists for Le Soir d'Algerie worked in the office of El Watan. Encouraged by other journalists and the Algerian media, Le Soir d'Algérie published a new issue on 25 February and moved its office to another building, which was inaugurated by Ahmed Ouyahia.[1]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Attentat du 11 Février 1996 Contre Le Soir d'Algérie – Anniversaire de l'attentat contre le Soir d'Algérie" [Attack of February 11, 1996 against Le Soir d'Algérie - Anniversary of the attack against Le Soir d'Algérie] (in French). 11 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2018-05-25.
  2. ^ "Refworld | Attacks on the Press in 1996 - Algeria". Refworld. Retrieved 2022-04-29.
  3. ^ "UNESCO Condemns Killing of Journalists Assassinated" (PDF). UNESCO.
  4. ^ "Djamel Derraz". Committee to Protect Journalists. Retrieved 2022-04-29.