Roadblock jihad in Algeria, possibly courtesy “the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat,” which seems to lay more stress on the latter than on the former. From the BBC, with thanks to Skeetstreet:
Suspected Islamic militants in Algeria have killed at least 14 people at a fake roadblock near Algiers.
A group of gunmen stopped cars near the town of Larba, about 30km (18 miles) south of the capital, forcing the passengers out and shooting them dead….
Thursday’s attack came after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika told Algerians that security had been “largely restored across the country”.
Beware politicians who tell you the strife is o’er, the battle’s done against the global jihad. The jihadists consider themselves to be the latest warriors in a 1,400-year-old conflict. They are not likely to give up easily.
Officials believe the ambush may have been carried out by members of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) – which the authorities had previously described as defeated….
In recent years most attacks have been blamed on the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), which is allegedly linked to al-Qaeda.