DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s north Africa wing said it was behind a deadly suicide bombing in Algeria on Sunday, according to a statement posted on the Internet on Wednesday.
A car bomb exploded in the Takdemt district near the coastal town of Dellys, 100 km (62 miles) east of Algiers, on Sunday, killing three people and wounding six.
The group, which calls itself al Qaeda organization in the Islamic Maghreb, identified the bomber as Abu al-Abbas Abd al-Rahman and said his car was laden with 600 kg (1,320 pounds) of an unspecified explosive material.
The statement, posted on an Islamist website, said the bombing had targeted army barracks.
“We bring (the Muslim Ummah) the glad tidings of the mujahideens’ victories and their massacre of the apostate slaves of America,” the statement said.