Bloody unrest 22 dead, 19 wounded in ethnic clash

Armed groups from the Chaamba reportedly attacked three neighbourhoods of the Mozabite in Guerrara, located 100km away from Ghardia around 4 am on Wednesday.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

At least 22 people have died following an ethnic clash between Arabs and the Amazigh community in Ghardaia, Southern Algeria.

Reports suggest that the bloody unrest between the Chaamba (Arabs) and the Mozabite (Amazigh,) which broke out on Tuesday, continued in the M’zab valley, leaving more victims.

Armed groups from the Chaamba reportedly attacked three neighbourhoods of the Mozabite in Guerrara, located 100km away from Ghardia around 4 am on Wednesday.

Attackers kicked inhabitants out of their homes and set houses, shops, public buildings, cars and palm groves on fire, Mohamed Debbouz, a local politician has said.

“According to sources at the hospital, dozens of Mozabites were killed by the firearms. At the end of the morning, Mozabites fought back, killing 4 or 5 five people among Chaambis and injuring dozens of them,” he stated.

19 people who were wounded in the two day clashes between Chaamba and Mozabite in the M’zab valley, according to Algeria’s National News Agency, APS, had died from their injuries, raising the death toll to 22.

This is the highest death toll since the start of the clashes that shook the region in 2013.

The bloody clash has prompted the president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to call an urgent security meeting.

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 In Central Region Police intercept a bunch of cedi notes in over 30...bullet
2 Election 2016 Ghana's presidential candidates make final push before votebullet
3 Redevelopment Mahama opens Kejetia market today [Photos]bullet
4 Chaos At Bus Stations NDC, NPP hijack buses at terminals as...bullet
5 2016 elections Nana Addo has won spiritually but… - Prophetbullet
6 Fraud Alert Fake US Embassy in Ghana shut down after a decade...bullet
7 In Eastern Region NDC DCE robbed at gunpointbullet
8 Election 2016 Weapons allegedly seized from an NDC sympathiserbullet
9 Electoral Commission My husband did not design new EC...bullet
10 Pulse Live Daily EC extends special voting exercise by...bullet

Top Videos

1 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in wall at new Kwame...bullet
2 Obinim saga We had sex only once - Obinim victims confessbullet
3 Video IEA Presidential Townhall 2016bullet
4 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
5 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
6 Elections 2016 Nana Addo holds conference in Kumasi ahead of...bullet
7 Watch Kumchacha delivers Counselor Lutterodt from 'demons'bullet
8 Video Florence Obinim defends husband Bishop Obinimbullet
9 Accra Floods Adabraka floods after downpourbullet
10 Obinim flogs pregnant girl and her boyfriend in churchbullet

News