Algeria army kills five Islamist militants - defence ministry

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  • Thursday, 16 Feb 2017

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian troops ambushed and killed five armed Islamists in an ongoing operation in an eastern region known as a former stronghold for hardline militants, the defence ministry said on Thursday.

Five Kalashnikov rifles and a quantity of ammunition were also recovered during the operation by the army on Wednesday in the Bouira province, some 70 km (43 miles) east of the capital, the statement said.

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