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Seven terrorists eliminated, four arrested in October

APS - 02 November 2016

ALGIERS – Seven terrorists were eliminated and four others were arrested by the forces of the People's National Army, while four others surrendered in October, said a toll based on the figures provided by the Ministry of National Defence.

In October, 35 individuals supporting terrorist groups were arrested and 21 Kalashnikov guns, 3 automatic guns, 44 rifles and 12,715 bullets were recovered, said the toll.

In addition, 31 homemade bombs and 9 mines were destroyed, and 55 hiding places and two weapon and explosive-making workshops were discovered and destroyed, added the toll.

As regards the border security and the fight against organized crime, 318 smugglers, 60 drug traffickers and 1,173 illegal immigrants were arrested during the different operations conducted in October.

During the same period, Army forces thwarted an attempt to smuggle 190,340 litres of fuel and seized 190,76 tonnes of foodstuffs, 47 power generators, 87 metal detectors and 31 pneumatic drills, added the toll.