ISIS: 3 killed in Algeria, maybe from Gourdel killers' group

Jihadists wiretapped by army in Biska province

08 October, 13:17

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, OCTOBER 8 - Three militants suspected of being members of the Islamist group that beheaded French hostage Hervé Gourdel were killed by the army in Algeria in an operation in Biskra provice. The three are suspected members of the Djound Al Khilafa terror group, which claimed the abduction and beheading of the French national and says it is linked to ISIS.

    The operation followed another one, a few days ago, at the border with Niger during which five terrorists were killed and 20 others arrested, according to a defense ministry statement quoted by online Algerian media. The militants were all reportedly foreigners.

    The three terrorists in Ras El-Miaad, west of the city of Biskra, were killed by a special unit of the national popular army, which also seized three Kalashnikovs, a hunting rifle and munitions. (ANSAmed)
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