Army troops ambushed the three gunmen and arrested them, the source noted, adding that a shotgun, an automatic Makarov type pistol, a grenade, a home-made bomb and large quantities of ammunition were confiscated.


A few militants affiliated with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, and the recently established Islamic State affiliate group called Caliphate Soldiers, are still in hiding in the woods of Algerian central provinces, including Bouira, Boumerdes and Tizi Ouzou in the east of the capital city of Algiers.

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

Source: Xinhua


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