Algerian authorities recover anti-aircraft systems

2016-03-11 22:22
US stinger missiles and other seized weapons on display to the media. (Tariq Mahmoud, AFP)

US stinger missiles and other seized weapons on display to the media. (Tariq Mahmoud, AFP)

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Algiers - Algerian authorities say they have recovered six Stinger anti-aircraft systems in an operation near the frontier with Tunisia during which three extremist fighters were killed.

Algeria's defence ministry said in a statement that "three dangerous terrorists" were killed in the town of Guemar on Thursday evening.

In addition to the anti-aircraft systems, military forces also seized a vast quantity of weapons including 20 Kalashnikov-type assault rifles, three rocket-launchers, explosive vests and ammunition.

Algeria is fighting ongoing battles with Islamic extremists while Tunisia has recently been targeted by a series of deadly attacks.

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