Algiers, 11 April 2017.
Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has paid tribute to the memory of the victims of the bombing that targeted the Government Palace in Algiers on 11 April 2007.
The remembrance ceremony, marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack, was attended by the Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui, former minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Yazid Zerhouni and Director General of the Civil Protection Mustapha Lahbiri as well as families of the victims.
During the ceremony, a wreath was laid at the entrance of the building and Al Fatiha (The Opening chapter of the Holy Qur’an) was read in the memory of the victims.
In a statement on this occasion, Sellal reiterated the Government’s solidarity with the families of the victims.
“Algeria is enjoying today security, peace and stability thanks to the sacrifices of its children, whom we will always remember.” said the Prime Minister.
At the end of the remembrance ceremony, Bedoui received the families of the victims and listened to their concerns regarding their social situation. They, however, expressed satisfaction at the solidarity of the Government since the terrorist attack to date.
Twenty people were killed and over 200 others were injured in the Government Palace attack.