The oil weapon. “Al-Qaeda group claims Algeria bus attack,” from Reuters, :
A militant Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the weekend bombing of a bus carrying foreign oil workers near Algiers, and warned of further attacks.
The Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) claim came after the United States urged its citizens in Algeria to review their personal safety following the attack.
It was the first attack on Westerners in the North African country in many years.
“We reiterate our call to all Muslims in Algeria to keep away from the interests of the infidels to avoid harm … once (these interests or individuals) are targeted,” GSPC said in statement posted on the internet.