A bomb primed to explode in Algeria’s capital was defused after three members of a “terrorist group” were arrested, the defence ministry said Wednesday.
“Security services of the national defence ministry were successful… in dismantling a network comprised of three elements supporting a terrorist group active in the Tipaza heights” near Algiers, the ministry said in a statement.
“After investigations, it was established that one of these elements… had dispatched a homemade bomb” to Eucalyptus, an area in the suburbs of the capital, the ministry added.
The explosive device would have been used to perpetrate an attack in Algiers and was found before being deactivated on Tuesday by a special army unit, the statement added.
Six jihadists and three Algerian soldiers were killed in a clash in Tipaza in early January, according to authorities.
The defence ministry also on Wednesday announced the capture of a “terrorist” named Okbaoui Abdi, also known as Abdi Ould Barka, in…
Source: Guardian Newspaper