7 January 2013

Algeria: Algiers Postpones 2007 Attack Trial

The 2007 Algiers suicide bombing trial was postponed to January 17th, due to the absence of one of the defence attorneys, APS reported on Sunday (January 6th). The Algiers court will try seven of the 13 defendants in absentia, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader Abdelmalek Droukdel.

The December 11, 2007 twin car bomb attacks on the UNHCR office in Hydra and the Constitutional Court in Ben Aknoun killed 26 people, including 17 UN workers, and injured 177.

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