Magharebia (Washington DC)

18 January 2013

Algeria: Nation Seeks Death for 2007 Attack Suspects

Algerian prosecutors on Thursday (January 17th) demanded death penalties for five defendants in the 2007 Algiers suicide bombing trial, APS reported.

Several others charged in the case, including al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader Abdelmalek Droukdel, are still at large.

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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