ALGIERS, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- The army killed a "terrorist" and seized his weapon in northern Algeria, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
The militant was killed in an ambush set up by anti-terrorist units in Guedjati city in Batna province, 550 km southeast of capital Algiers, the ministry said in a statement.
A Kalashnikov machine gun, a grenade and ammunition were seized during the operation, it added.
The Algerian army has launched a wide-scale anti-terrorist operation, mostly on southern and eastern borders, which resulted in the killing of several terrorists and destroying of weapon caches.
Located in a region plagued by unprecedented security and political instability, experts say Algeria faces escalating terrorist threats. Enditem