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April 11 — Two bombings in Algeria, one targeting the prime minister’s office in the country’s capital, killed at least 23 people today and injured 160, marking a sharp escalation in the Qaeda-linked violence that has been spreading across North Africa in recent months.
Originally posted by Shadoww
Qaeda and Muslims in general ( Jordan and Saudi Arabia ) are gearing up for a battle.
There is more than talk afoot about these Muslim nations invading Iraq to help their Sunni friends.
Profile: Al-Qaeda in North Africa
The al-Qaeda Organisation in the Islamic Maghreb has evolved out of the most feared Algerian militant group, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).
Created in the late 1990s with the aim of establishing an Islamic state in the former French colony, the GPSC waged a campaign of violence after the 1992 annulment of elections which Islamic groups were poised to win.
Some 150,000 died in more than a decade of insurgency but by early last year, its military capacity had been hit by the security forces and it was confined to the mountains east of the capital, Algiers.