Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Algiers rocked by terror bombings

Bombs in Algiers kill 17 - World -
"Attacks have also risen since the main guerrilla group, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), adopted a new name in January and deepened its ties to al Qaeda."

Two bombs on the same day, the first such attacks in the capital city of Algeria since the 1990s and with a combined casualty toll of nearly 100, have raised fears of a return to the days when Islamic fundamentalist violence routinely rocked the cities as well as the countryside.

One of the blasts did substantial damage to the prime minister's offices. Just a reminder, and one seems to be needed in certain quarters (the Democrat Party, for example), that it doesn't take the US or Israel to bring out the worst in the "religion of peace." Salafist, for those who don't keep a scorecard on such things, is a sect within the Sunni branch of Islam.


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