Police: Militants Ambush Algerian Army, Kill 11 Soldiers

July 18, 2015 7:15 PM

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An Algerian police commander says Islamic militants have ambushed an Algerian army convoy in a forest west of Algiers, killing 11 soldiers.

The commander said Saturday the attack took place Friday in Ain Defla province, 240 kilometers (150 miles) from Algiers, the capital. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the military had yet to issue an official statement. The attack was also reported in the local press.

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