Algerian army arrests 34 terror suspects

The Algerian army arrested at least 34 people over charges of offering support to terrorist groups in the provinces of Tizi Ouzou and El-Oued, the country’s defence ministry has said.

The ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that this operation was part of the fight against terrorism in coordination with police forces, adding that 32 individuals were arrested in El-Oued, near borders with Tunisia and Libya and two others were arrested in Tizi Ouzou, Xinhua news agency reported.

The African country has been deploying troops on the eastern borderline to thwart intrusion of arms and militants, due to unstable security situation in neighbouring Tunisia and Libya.

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