Algeria Kills Seven Islamist Fighters

At least seven Islamist fighters have reportedly been killed, following an operation, east of the Algerian capital.

Algerian troops on Wednesday killed seven armed Islamist fighters and captured weapons during a search operation in a mountainous area of Bouira province east of the capital Algiers, the ministry of defence said.

The operation was in the Moumlil area of Lakhdaria town, in the region that was a stronghold for Islamist fighters during Algeria’s 1990s war. Pockets of fighters with al-Qaeda’s North African branch still operate in parts of the country.

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