Algeria army arrests 5 terrorist suspects

Author : Mircea Birca | Saturday, February 10, 2018
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Algerian army forces on Wednesday arrested five individuals charged of providing support to terrorist groups in the province of Bouira, 120 km eastern Algiers, Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

“As part of the fight against terrorism and thanks to efficient use of intelligence, army troops arrested five individuals suspected of providing support terrorist groups in Bouira, and destroyed two homemade bombs,” said the source.

Elsewhere in southernmost locality of In Guezzam, counterterrorism troops discovered three Kalashnikov-type machine guns and five loaded magazines, while another individual carrying six firearms, a quantity of ammunition and a pair of binoculars was arrested in southeastern province of Batna, added the source.

Located in a region plagued by unprecedented security and political instability, Algeria faces ongoing terrorist threats, as tens of thousands of troops are deployed on eastern and southern border to thwart potential intrusion of militants and arms, amid instability reigning in Mali and civil war hitting Libya.

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