Algeria army kills two suspected Islamists

2017-06-02 20:02
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Algiers - Algeria's army on Friday shot dead two suspected Islamists south of the capital Algiers days after gunmen in the same region wounded four policemen, the defence ministry said.

The army killed the two, seizing two Kalashnikov rifles, ammunition and a pair of binoculars, in the Bougarra area of the Blida region, the ministry said in a statement.

"The operation is ongoing," it added.

The shooting came as part of a manhunt after gunmen on Wednesday targeted a police patrol in the Larbaa area of the Mitidja plain, around 15km to the northeast, wounding four policemen, it said.

The large agricultural plain of Mitidja was the epicentre of fighting in the civil war that ravaged Algeria in the 1990s and was a bastion of the Islamist groups that fought security forces during the conflict.

The army killed seven suspected Islamists in May, its publication El-Djeich has said.

Read more on:    algeria  |  north africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.