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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-04-20

Islamic militants have killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush during a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, a security source told Reuters on Sunday.

The attack in Tizi Ouzou, 120kms east of Algiers, was the deadliest in years against Algeria’s security forces.

Al Qaeda’s north African branch, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), is active across the region.

Terrorist attacks have dropped dramatically in Algeria’s populated north in the past few years and are largely restricted to a few strategic against local security forces.

The weakness of these once-powerful remnants of al Qaeda in the north of the country is in stark contrast to the extremist groups found far to the south in the Sahara.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)
 

Date created : 2014-04-20

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