10 terrorists killed, three arrested in Algeria

10:26, April 20, 2011      

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Algerian armed forces have killed 10 terrorists and arrested three others in separate operations in southern, eastern and western parts of the country.

Several local newspaper said on Tuesday the armed forces aborted a terror attempt to intrude Libya via the border of Algeria with Niger. The terrorists were intercepted on board of three AWD cars in Guezam.

The armed forces killed four in the first car, while two others were wounded and arrested. The rest of the terror group were forced to flee back to Niger after intense fire shots.

In a separate operation in Tighi, near the border with Libya, the armed forces eliminated three terrorists, including a Libyan descendant who is wanted by security services in Algeria, Mauritania and Mali.

The source mentioned that the three terrorists disguised as sheep-traders have intruded into Algeria via the border with Mali, attempting to reach Libya, but the armed forces besieged them and then eliminated them.

In these two operations, the army managed recouping 11 machine guns, two riffles, ammunition and two RPG launchers.

Elsewhere, the Algerian armed forces eliminated on Monday two terrorists and arrested another, after a fire clash in Djerrah, in Boumerdes province, 60 km east of capital Algiers.

Another terrorist was killed in Ain Defla province, 150 km west of Algiers, following a combing operation conducted by the army in Tareq Ibn Ziad, while a communal guard was wounded in this operation.

Since the 1990s, militants from Algeria's extremist organizations often attacked the military, police, government departments and civilian targets. The number of such attacks decreased in recent years after the government has adopted national reconciliation policy and strengthened the military crackdown.

Source: Xinhua
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