Six terrorists killed in Algeria

Algiers, May 22 (IANS) Algerian army killed six militants on Saturday during a wide scale dragging operation in the northern province of Bouira, the Defence Ministry said.

The operation, which is still underway, was carried out near the forest of Errich in Bouira, Xinhua reported.

Sources said forensics identified the killed terrorists, the majority of whom joined the terrorist fiefs in 1997 and 1998.

The army retrieved four Kalashnikov submachine guns, an RPK machine gun, a Simonov semiautomatic gun and a quantity of ammunition during this ongoing operation.

Some eight militants have been killed and one captured alive since the anti-terrorism operation was launched on Tuesday.

Also on Saturday, in the woods of Yarkouren in the adjacent province of Tizi Ouzou, army troops discovered a terrorist bunker containing 19 homemade mines, four kilograms of explosives and a power generator, the source added.

A few militants linking with the Islamic State are still taking refuge in the woods of central provinces, including Bouira, Boumerdes and Tizi Ouzou on the east of the capital city Algiers.

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

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