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Timeline of 11th day militant (ISLAMIC) attacks

December 13, 2007

Timeline of 11th day militant (ISLAMIC) attacks       
Thursday, 13 December 2007 
PARIS, Dec 12, 2007 (AFP) – Attacks blamed on Al-Qaeda and other militant Islamic groups which have been staged on the 11th day of the month: September 11, 2001: Al-Qaeda carries out its most devastating attack when militants slam hijacked passenger jets into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, while a fourth aircraft crashes in Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people are killed. April 11, 2002: 21 people, including a suicide bomber are killed in an Al-Qaeda attack on a synagogue at the Tunisian resort of Djerba. March 11, 2004: Ten bombs explode on four early morning commuter trains in the Madrid suburbs, killing 191 people from 13 countries and injuring 1,841 others. The attacks are claimed by Al-Qaeda. April 11, 2006: At least 57 people are killed when bombs are set off during a Sunni Muslim religious ceremony with 50,000 people in the Pakistani city of Karachi. July 11, 2006: 183 people are killed and nearly 900 injured in bomb attacks on trains and railway stations in the suburbs of Mumbai, India. Authorities blame Islamic militants fighting India troops in Kashmir. The same day seven Indian tourists are killed in grenade attacks in the tourist zone of Srinagar, the main town in Indian Kashmir. April 11, 2007: Car bomb attacks on the Algerian government headquarters and a police station in the Algiers suburbs kill 33 people and injure more than 220. The attack is claimed by Al-Qaeda’s North African offshoot. July 11, 2007: Ten soldiers are killed and 35 people wounded when a suicide bomber rams a truck full of explosives into barracks in Lakhdaria, an Islamist stronghold in eastern Algiers. Again claimed by Al-Qaeda. 
December 11, 2007: A twin car bomb strike on a UN building and the Supreme Court in Algiers kills between 26 and 62, according to differing official and hospital tolls.
 
http://www.macaudailytimesnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4064&Itemid=33

The 11th has become a day of choice for major Islamist terrorist attacks

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/12/11/africa/algeria.php

http://www.slate.com/id/2179800/

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Jihadi Muslims massacre Muslims, again in Algeria

December 11, 2007

Car Bombs in Algeria Kill at Least 22 http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h3B00NNqF4cgjKO8-SbMGRYmMRxwD8TFDRRO0 The Associated Press

Algeria has been battling Islamic insurgents since the early 1990s, when the army canceled the second round of the country’s first multiparty elections, Glance of recent attacks in Algeria International Herald Tribune http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/11/africa/AF-GEN-Algeria-Attacks.php

Algeria bombing stirs new fears of Al Qaeda-aligned terrorist group Christian Science Monitor http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1211/p99s01-duts.html

Algeria Bombs Kill 62; Government Blames Al-Qaeda Linked Group Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=axRmDvsSzxqw&refer=home

Twin Car Bombs Kill More Than 60 in Algeria Voice of Americahttp://voanews.com/english/2007-12-11-voa49.cfm 

Al-Qaida wing for North Africa says it’s behind Algiers blasts
International Herald Tribune –
AP CAIRO, Egypt: The North African branch of al-Qaida said in an Internet posting it was behind the bombings in the Algerian capital on Tuesday, claiming also that 110 people were killed in the attacks carried out by two suicide bombers.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/11/africa/ME-GEN-Al-Qaida-Algeria-Bombing-Claim.php