Algeria – Five elements of support for terrorist groups were arrested Wednesday in Bouira by a detachment of the National People's Army (ANP) while two homemade bombs were destroyed in the same wilaya, said Thursday a statement from the Department of National Defense (DND).
"In the context of the fight against terrorism and through the efficient exploitation of intelligence, a combined detachment of the National People's Army arrested, on February 7, 2018, five (05) elements of support for terrorist groups in Bouira (1st Military Region), while two (02) homemade bombs were destroyed in the same wilaya, "said the same source.
In the same context, a detachment of the ANP "has recovered, in In Guezzam (6th Military Region) three (03) Kalashnikov-type machine guns and five (05) loaded loaders, while elements of the Gendarmerie National arrested in Batna (5th Military District) an individual in possession of (06) firearms, a quantity of ammunition and a pair of binoculars. "
Moreover, as part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a detachment of the ANP "intercepted, in Tamanrasset (6th Military Region), eight (08) smugglers and seized various tools gold panning , while other detachments arrested seven (07) smugglers in Ouargla and El Oued (4th Military District) and seized two (02) trucks, (21068) units of different beverages, (34) quintals of tobacco and ( 560) units of pyrotechnic articles ".
In addition, elements of the National Gendarmerie "arrested, at Tlemcen (2nd Military Region), two (02) drug traffickers and seized (12,319) kilograms of kif treaty, while fourteen (14) illegal immigrants of different nationalities were apprehended in Tlemcen, Bechar and Adrar, "the statement concluded.