Rebels killed in Algeria gun fight

Weapons were also seized after Algerian forces killed two rebels believed to be linked to Al-Qaeda.

Rebels killed in Algeria gun fight

World Bulletin / News Desk

Algerian army forces have killed two rebels in the eastern province of Bouïra, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.

In a statement, the ministry said that two Kalashnikov machineguns had been retained from the militants.

While the statement did not provide the identities of the slain militants, Algeria's eastern provinces are considered strongholds for militants affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb group.

Some 220 militants were killed in Algeria between January and November 2013, according to unofficial tallies by the independent Commission for Truth, Peace and Reconciliation.

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