EU Australia Online - News & information from the capital of Europe direct to Australian businesses

More Crime: Algiers Suspects Held

  • December 21st, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

algiers-coop-rsch1.jpgPolice in France have detained five men suspected of involvement with Al Qaeda in Algeria.

They say the men were picked up in Paris and Rouen after a long surveillance operation that started before the bomb attacks in Algiers on 11.12.07, (See EUAustralia, “Solidarity” With Algeria, 19.12.07).

A group called Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for the two car bombings which claimed 47 lives.

Originally there were eight detainees in France but three were let go after questioning.