Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Amenas, Algeria--16-19 January 2013

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 7 December 2017

Date: 16-19 January 2013

Location: Amenas, Illizi, Algeria

Type of event: terrorism


Hostage taking at oil facility, with up to 800 hostages initially, and Algerian troops retaking the facility after 3 days; 11 Algerians, 37 foreign workers, and 32 terrorists killed; foreigners killed included 10 Japanese, 8 Philippine citizens, 5 Norwegians, 5 British, and 3 Americans.

Consequences: 80 killed, ? injured


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