Algerian forces kill 22 militants in northern region: Ministry

Reuters , Tuesday 19 May 2015

Algerian security forces killed at least 22 militants in a major operation in a northern region east of the capital, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.

Fighters allied with both al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Islamic State are present in Algeria, mostly in mountainous northern areas but militant attacks have been relatively rare since the end of the country's 1990s war with Islamist insurgents.

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