Algeria tightens up security following militant's death

Security measures have been put in place to protect foreigners, especially from France, the United States and the United Kingdom

Algeria tightens up security following militant's death

Algerian authorities have stepped up security measures in anticipation of possible attacks following the killing of a top militant leader in the North African country.

"Authorities have tightened up security measures around government buildings, vital installations and foreign embassies," an Algerian security source told The Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Algerian forces had killed Abdel-Malek Qouri, a leader of the Jund al-Khilafa militant group in the northern Boumerdes province.

The Jund al-Khilafa had claimed responsibility for the execution of French national Herve Gourdel in September.

According to the source, security measures have been put in place to protect foreigners, especially from France, the United States and the United Kingdom – three countries taking part in an international coalition led by the U.S. against ISIL in both Iraq and Syria.

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