Algerian troops arrest three terrorists

Algiers, May 17 (IANS) Algerian army troops arrested three terrorists on Sunday in the province of Tizi Ouzou, said country’s defense ministry in a statement on Monday.

Army troops ambushed the three gunmen and arrested them, Xinhua reported, adding that a shotgun, an automatic Makarov type pistol, a grenade, a home-made bomb and large quantities of ammunition were confiscated.

A few terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the recently established Islamic State affiliate group called Caliphate Soldiers, are still in hiding in the woods of Algerian central provinces, including Bouira, Boumerdes and Tizi Ouzou in the east of the capital city of Algiers.

Located in a region plagued by unprecedented security and political instability, experts believe Algeria faces ongoing terrorist threats.

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