Magharebia (Washington DC)

15 January 2013

North Africa: ANP Kills Three Terrorists Near Libya, Niger Border

The Algerian army on Monday (January 14th) killed three terrorists and wounded two others in the region of Meskeline, 300km south-east of Djanet, APS reported.

The terrorist group attempted to infiltrate Algeria through the common border area with Niger and Libya, according to a defence ministry statement. Five automatic weapons and one all-terrain vehicle were seized in the operation. The ministry added that the army would "guarantee border security against all attacks on national territorial integrity".

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