Malik Abou Abdelkarim
Malik Abou Abdelkarim is a citizen of Mali. He was born in 1972. He also goes by the names of Abu Abd al Karim al Tariqi and Abou Hamid Abdel Karim. He is a senior leader of a company of fighters within the terrorist group, al-Qaida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). Under his command, his company has acquired weapons and conducted kidnappings and small-scale terrorist attacks in North and West Africa. He was reportedly responsible for killing a seventy-eight year old French hostage in Niger in July 2010. An attack in June 2010 carried out by his company resulted in the death of 11 Algerian rural policemen. The US Department of State is offering a $3 million reward for information that helps to capture him.