ALGIERS, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Algerian army troops discovered a load of war weapons in the southernmost province of Tamenrasset near the Malian border, Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
A bunker containing arms and ammunition was discovered on Thursday by counterterrorism troops deployed in the southern borderline, said the statement.
The bunker contained a rocket launcher type RPG-2, three Kalashnikov-type sniper rifles, a Seminov Semiautomatic Rifle, five BM13 rocket launcher tubes, 47 mortar-shells 82 mm, an RPG-7 Rocket, and three RPG-2 rockets.
Algeria has deployed tens of thousands of troops on the southern and eastern borderline in a bid to thwart the intrusion of terrorists and arms amid instability reigning in Mali and civil war hitting Libya.
In parallel, the North African nation has also opened safe routes along its southern border to encourage Algerian militants, who joined terrorist fiefs in the African Sahel, to lay down arms in exchange of fair trials. Enditem