ALGIERS, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Algerian Defense Ministry on Monday said counterterrorism troops seized a batch of war weapons on the border with Mali.
The troops seized ten S-5KO rockets in the southernmost town of Bordj Badji Mokhtar along the borderline with Mali on Monday, the ministry said.
In the eastern Skikda province, army troops also destroyed a home-made bomb and discovered 7 kilograms of chemicals used in making explosives.
Algeria faces ongoing terrorist threats as it is located in a region plagued by unprecedented security and political instability.
Tens of thousands of the country's troops are deployed on eastern and southern border to thwart potential intrusion of militants and arms, amid instability reigning in Mali and civil war hitting Libya.