The weapons were discovered in the locality of Bordj Badji Mokhtar, in Adrar province, 1543 km southeastern of Algiers, thanks to the permanent patrol operations being conducted by thousands of troops deployed on the border with chaos-ridden Libya, the source noted.

Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya’s capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
The troops seized a PKT machine gun, a FMPK machine gun, a Kalashnikov submachine gun, two SIMONOV semiautomatic guns, three grenades and 974 bullets of different calibers.

The operation was part of the measures meant to strengthening security on the border and the fight against organized crime, the source said.

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

The North African nation has been deploying more troops on the eastern borderline to thwart intrusion of arms and militants, amid unstable security situation in neighboring Tunisia, and the civil war hitting neighboring Libya. Enditem

Source:Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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