Algeria arrests militant cell on southern border

January 14, 2015 4:27 PM

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's army has arrested a cell of twelve militants in the south where they were planning an attack with the support of "terrorists based outside its southern borders", the ministry of defense said on Wednesday.

The ministry statement did not say where the militants were located or what was the potential target. But Algeria shares a vast southern border with northern Mali, where Islamist militants are active.

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