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11 Feb 2020 | 08:52 AM UTC

Algeria: Islamic State claims Bordj Badji Mokhtar suicide bombing attack February 11 /update 1

Islamic State (IS) claims responsibility for the February 9 Bordj Badji Mokhtar suicide bombing attack on February 11; similar attacks possible over the near term

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Event

On Tuesday, February 11, the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the February 9 suicide bombing attack at a military barracks in the Bordj Badji Mokhtar region, which killed one soldier. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Similar attacks are possible in the region over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Algeria are advised to remain vigilant for militant activity, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.