The Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but one of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.
|Algerian massacres in 1997|
|Massacres in which over 50 people were killed:|
The Thalit massacre took place in Thalit village (Médéa, near ), some 70 km from Algiers, on April 3–4, 1997. Fifty-two out of the 53 inhabitants were killed by having their throats cut. The homes of the villagers were burned down afterward. The attack was attributed to Islamist guerrillas.
- Ksar el Boukhari, Algeria Page, retrieved 11 February 2010
- "More than 80 Algerians killed in weekend massacres", CNN, 6 April 1997, retrieved 11 February 2010