Poverty Causes Terrorism Update: “Algeria Says It Killed Rebel Leader and Seized 6 in His Gang,” from Reuters:
ALGIERS (Reuters) “” Algerian security forces have killed a rebel leader and arrested six of his associates who are suspected of involvement in a twin bombing of a court building and United Nations offices in Algiers and an attack on foreign oil workers, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a militant group that has sworn allegiance to Al Qaeda, has said it was behind the double suicide bombing on Dec. 11 that killed 41 people, including 17 United Nations staff members. […]
It gave no details as to the date of the arrest of Mr. Bouzegza’s associates but said the six were handed over to Algerian officials on Wednesday. It said three of them were building contractors, one a computer scientist at Brown & Root “” Condor, one an employee at a real estate company and one a deliveryman.
It said the six were pushed to get involved in the attacks through manipulation and financial incentives….