Algerian forces kills three militants east of capital: army

March 26, 2016 11:19 AM

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ALGIERS Algeria security forces on Saturday killed three Islamist militants close to the town where police shot dead a would-be suicide bomber earlier in the week, the ministry of defense said in a statement.

The three were killed in a military ambush after an army sweep of the forests of Sid Ali Bounab in Tizi Ouzou, part of the mountainous region east of the capital Algiers, it said.

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