Syrian officers among dead in Algerian attack


KABOOM! Now the suicide attacks have moved into Algeria, another Muslim country; no surprise there. Neither the Taliban nor Al-Qaeda can be pointed at here, so the finger by default simply needs to be pointed at religious fanatics, the most dangerous of all individuals. And naturally, Muslims possess the worst of all religious fanatics as no other group can lay claim to suicide bombers.

That “peaceful faith” shows its true colors yet again… TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

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Two Syrian officers were among 18 people killed in a twin suicide bombing at a military academy in Algeria, a diplomat said Sunday.

The Algerian defence ministry had said 16 officers and two civilians were killed and 26 people wounded in Friday’s attack on the Cherchell military academy, west of Algiers.

The two Syrians were army lieutenants-colonel Ahmad Ahmad and Anouar Saad, said the source who requested that his name be withheld.

They had arrived in Algeria on August 8 to follow a one-year training course at the academy, that counts many foreigners among its students.

Tunisia announced Saturday that one of its officers, major Bechir Ouerghi, was also killed in the attack.

The bodies of the two Syrians should be repatriated later on Sunday, said the diplomat.

El Watan newspaper said suicide bombers tried to cause as many casualties as possible by targeting the officers’ mess just as all soldiers had assembled to break the Ramadan fast.

The bombers, one on a motorcycle, set off explosions a few seconds apart outside the entrance to the officers’ mess hall, the paper said.

Ramadan is generally considered a good time for holy war, or jihad, by Islamist groups. Since the fast started in early August, there have been many attacks east of Algiers, especially in Kabylie, targeting the army and police.

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