Magharebia (Washington DC)

Algeria: Troops Repel Terrorist Attack

A group of 50 terrorists on Wednesday (February 6th) attacked an Algerian military barracks in Khenchela, El Khabar reported. The ANP troops were able to protect the facility and prevent any losses.

The attack began with the kidnapping of two civilians, including a truck driver who supplied the barracks with food. During three hours of fighting, the army killed two attackers. Six soldiers were wounded.

The Algerian daily reported that the terrorists' weapons, including RPGs, were of Libyan origin.

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