Algerian troops kill five Islamist fighters in operation

August 26, 2015 2:45 PM

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ALGIERS Algeria's armed forces have mounted operations against Islamist militants in the east of the country and killed five fighters in the past few days, the Defense Ministry on Wednesday.

The campaigns were taking place in the eastern coastal regions of Jijel and Skikda, state news agency APS reported, citing the ministry.

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