Experts: Algerian Terror Group's Tactics Carry Risk

A suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives Tuesday into a line of Algerians waiting to apply to a police academy, killing more than 40 people in the most deadly terrorist attack in Algeria in about a decade. Tuesday's attack was evidently meant to target Algerian civilians associated with the government security force.

A suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives Tuesday into a line of Algerians waiting to apply to a police academy, killing more than 40 people in the most deadly terrorist attack in Algeria in about a decade.

The attack appears to be the work of al-Qaida in the Islamic Magreb, which has been carrying out attacks in Algeria recently on virtually a weekly basis.

Tuesday's attack was evidently meant to target Algerian civilians associated with the government security forces. Such tactics undermined the popularity of al-Qaida in Iraq movement, and terrorism experts say AQIM similarly runs a political risk by targeting civilians in Algeria.

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