Algeria: Two terrorists killed in Jijel

Algeria: Two terrorists killed in Jijel

Around 12h local time on Friday November 4, the Popular National Army (PNA) executed an ambush in the area of Mechta Boughoula located in the commune of El Aouana, Jijel Province. The operation resulted in the killing of two terrorists and seizure of their weapons, two assault rifles of type Kalashnikov, five filled magazines, a quantity of ammunition and a mobile phone. A sum of €9.000 in currency were also seized as a result of the operation, announced the following day by the Ministry of National Defense.

The two terrorists killed have been identified as Gh. Samir/’Abou Haroun’ who joined “terrorist groups” in 1994 and B. Houcine/’Abou Bakeur’, according to a statement by the Algerian Ministry of National Defense, it was also stated that the operation enabled “the elimination of one of the dangerous terrorists in the Eastern Region of the country”, already indicated with regard to the fact that the former joined terrorist groups as early as in 1994. A local source told MENASTREAM that ‘Abou Haroun’ was a former GIA (Armed Islamic Group) and GSPC (Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat) “but not a big fish”.