Algerian troops kill two terrorists in anti-terror operation

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-23 01:42:29|Editor: Zhou Xin
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ALGIERS, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Algerian troops on Sunday killed two armed militants and captured another one in a wide-scale operation in eastern region of the country, Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The source specified that "two dangerous terrorists were killed during an ambush set up in the woods of the locality of Laaouana, in Jijel province, 380 km eastern Algiers."

Two Kalashnikov machine guns and 4 loaded magazines were also retrieved during this ongoing operation.

Elsewhere, army counterterrorism troops arrested "a dangerous terrorist," in another operation conducted in the province of Batna, 370 km southern east Algiers.

The militant was carrying a Kalashnikov machine gun, three loaded magazines and a grenade.

This terrorist is nicknamed Abu al-Khatab, as he joined terrorist fiefs in 1998, specified the source.

Located in a region plagued by unprecedented security and political instability, Algeria faces ongoing terrorist threats.

A few militants affiliated to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and recently established Daesh affiliate groups are still taking refuge in the dense woods in the north and remote desert areas near the troubled Libya and Mali.