Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Erdogan to rid Turkish institutions of ‘separatist cancer’ after coup attempt

Read more

ENCORE!

The best of summer music festivals in France

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

Read more

#TECH 24

Digital beauty

Read more

FOCUS

Women doctors in Pakistan challenge the status quo

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump hopes to reset America's trade relations

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump's speech was just another scam'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cazeneuve at the heart of Nice security controversy

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: Prosecutors seek longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius

Read more

Africa

Militants kill Algerian soldiers in deadly ambush

© AFP

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

  • FRANCE - MALI

    French forces kill Islamist chief Belmokhtar's No. 2

    Read more

  • ALGERIA

    Deadly attack on oil pipeline in northern Algeria

    Read more

  • ALGERIA

    Algerian PM says 37 foreigners killed in siege

    Read more

COMMENT(S)