Algerian presidency blame Morocco on killing three Algerians in western desert

AFP , Wednesday 3 Nov 2021

Three Algerians have been killed in a bombing on their trucks blamed on Morocco, the Algerian presidency said in a statement Wednesday.

Moroccan soldiers in western Sahara desert
File Photo: Moroccan army bomb three Algerians travelling from Mauritanian capital to Algeria. AFP

"Three Algerians were assassinated... in a barbaric strike on their trucks as they travelled between (the Mauritanian capital) Nouakchott and (the Algerian city of) Ouargla", it said in a statement quoted by Algeria's APS state news agency.

"Several factors indicate that the Moroccan occupation forces in the Western Sahara carried out this cowardly assassination with a sophisticated weapon," it added. The reported killing took place on Monday.

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