Algeria: Four Alleged Terrorists Killed near Tunisian Border

Algeria: Four Alleged Terrorists Killed near Tunisian Border

Algerian Defense Ministry Monday announced its forces killed four Islamists and seized weapons and ammunition in El-Oued, near the Tunisian border.

The four terrorists were killed by a detachment of the army in Bir El-Kasira area of El-Oued in the desert near the Tunisian border, said the Defense Ministry in a statement published on its website.

The statement indicated the national forces also seized at the flashpoint four Kalashnikov automatic weapons, grenades and ammunition. The operation deemed “quality operation” by the army is reportedly still under way to weed out other terrorists still running loose.

This latest military operation in the desert brings the number of terrorists killed at 11 over the past two weeks.

The Algerian army is still on the alert, confronting terrorists who continue to pose a threat to the Algerian regime after blistering bloody civil war in the 1990s left around 200,000 people dead.

Last year the Algerian army reportedly killed 157 “terrorists.”

Before 2011, Algeria was classified as the most unsecured country in the North African region with repetitive acts before Libya took over as lawless country where terrorist organizations among which IS have found playground and fertile land to expand.

In another development, Algerian and Tunisian authorities have expressed their determination to work together in fighting terrorism through intelligence sharing and increasing security at their common borders.

Receiving his Tunisian counterpart Mohamed Ennaceur on Monday, Algerian Parliament Speaker Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, called on both countries to further enhance cooperation in their fight against terrorism.

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