Algerian army kills six terrorists on border with Tunisia

Big anti-terrorist operation in El Oued region

21 March, 19:24

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, MARCH 21 - The Algerian armed forces have launched a large-scale anti-terrorist operation in the border region with Tunisia, the Algerian defence ministry said Monday.

    Six presumed jihadists were killed in armed clashes with the army and the operation still is under way, the ministry said.

    The security forces seized five kalashnikovs, three machine guns, two 4X4 vehicles and a large quanity of ammunition of various calibres.

    It was the second such operation in less than a week in the el Oued region of Eastern Algeria where smugglers and terrorists frequently cross the borders to and from Tunisia (ANSAmed).

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