ALGERIA: 22 JIHADISTS KILLED. THEY WERE PLANNING AN ATTACK TO THE CAPITAL The antiterrorism mission 20 km to the east from Algiers

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22 alleged jihadists killed near Algiers during an antiterrorism mission led by officers. The Minister of Defense of the North-African country announced it. To be more precise, the mission of the officers was in Bouira, which was a shelter for Islamic rebel in the nineties. Algerian authorities did not reveal which was the group of the killed militants but it appears that they were planning an attack to the capital. At the end of the operation, they found Kalashnikovs, 3 rocket launchers and tens of handmade bombs.

Algeria has been fighting Islamic terrorism for years, although the country survived the bloody civil war in the 90s, it is now the target of extremist groups connected with ISIS. Militants who try to join Jihadist forces are putting through the wringer security forces. The Interpol gave the alarm, for years it has joined Algeria in their fight against transnational crime. According to their last report, there are 1,500 terrorist militants trying to escape border control services and that affirmed allegiance to ISIS.

Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa

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