Killed two, including a French engineer
Djerrah squad likely behind Beni Amrane twin attack
El Khabar, 10 June 2008
Workers surviving for the French water engineering company Razel, in Beni Amrane have expressed their upset towards “the exaggerated death toll” being reported by some press agencies following the twin bomb attacks targeting the French company staffs and security services, Sunday. A security source told El Khabar that the attack killed two people, namely the project manager, Pierre Nowacki, 57 years old and his driver Samir Sid 39 years old, while a security agent and a fire fighter were slightly injured. However, local sources familiar with terrorist activities in the region said the twin attacks have likely been committed by a terror group called Djerrah Squad, made up of 5 to 6 elements, given the name of the mountain they are hiding in, in Beni Amrane, to their group. Army and security forces working on the site have expressed their upset toward what they called “exaggeration of death toll” being reported by some international press agencies, which assumed 12 to 13 people killed in the attacks. Eye witnesses said the first bomb exploded at the entrance of the tunnel of Beni Amrane. However, the second bomb was put in the other side of the tunnel targeting security forces and fire fighter who were to intervene; fortunately the blast caused only two slight injuries. Furthermore, an employee in Razel told El Khabar that the French Company is in charge of rehabilitation of Beni Amrane tunnel damages following two trains collide last March, adding 9 people employed in the rehabilitation project, of which 4 French.
10-06-2008 By H.Y/ Translation A. Ait El Hara