ALGIERS (Sputnik) – Three Algerian gendarmes were killed in an attack carried out by militants in the northern Algerian Ain Defla province, an Algerian law enforcement source told Sputnik Monday.
“A group of militants, the exact number of whom is unknown, attacked a vehicle in which four law enforcement officers were seated. As a result of the attack, three were killed, one injured,” the source said.
According to the source, the militants who carried out the attack might have been sent by al-Qaeda militant group to help its insurgents surrounded by Algerian armed forces on the border of Ain Defla and Medea provinces.
This is the second militant attack to happen in the Ain Defla province in the last few days. On Friday, militants ambushed the Algerian army patrol west of the capital Algiers, killing 11 people. Al-Qaeda took responsibility for the attack.
Last week, the Algerian Defense Ministry said that a total of 102 Islamist militants have been killed or captured by the country's army in the first half of 2015.
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