The Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) in Algeria issued a communiqué dated December 24, 2005, in which they claim responsibility for a double bombing targeting Algerian forces in the district of Boumerdas, at the port of Dallas. The message indicates that ?after good reconnaissance,? the first explosive struck a military ship and upon the arrival of another group to support and rescue the victims, a second explosive was detonated, allegedly resulting in ?heavy? losses to the enemy.
Further, the group states that the ?devils? sough to obfuscate the extent of the casualties in the media; however, the loud noise from the explosion and attention of nearby residents forced the media to publish the accurate news.
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.