Bomb kills two Algerian soldiers in north
June 28 2020 05:12 PM
Algerian soldiers
The deaths bring the total number of Algerian soldiers killed this year to four.

AFP/Algiers

Two Algerian soldiers, including an officer, were killed when a bomb exploded during an army operation in the north of the country, the defence ministry said Sunday.
Captain Fateh Bensmail and Sergeant Zakaria Khaldi were killed Saturday night, the ministry said in a statement, after a home-made bomb exploded during a search and sweep operation in the province of Medea, south of the capital Algiers.
The deaths bring the total number of Algerian soldiers killed this year to four.
One soldier was killed on June 20 in a clash with "an armed terrorist group" in the central province of Ain Defla, the ministry announced last Sunday, while another died in a February attack in Timiaouine, on the southern border with Mali.
Despite a 2005 charter for peace and reconciliation designed to turn the page on the conflict, armed groups still remain active in some areas of the country, largely targeting security forces.



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