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Algerian army kills 9 terrorist suspects, east of Algiers
N. Wires /// MED.B
2012/09/01 (Last modification: 2012/09/01 à 19:38)
News reports say ANP forces have killed nine suspected terrorists including the ring-leader of a group accused of multiple terrorist attacks.
- News agency APS says army forces battled the suspected terrorists from Wednesday into Thursday in a forested mountain region east of the capital Algiers.
- Among the nine dead was Zemouri Abdelamalek, also known as Abou Bakr, the leader of the "Al-Arkam" terrorist group who had been hunted down since 2010.
- Weapons and other material were captured during the anti-terrorist mission, the army said in a statement cited by APS.
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