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    Algerian Army's Alert Level Increased to Defense Emergency - Reports

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    The alert level in the Algerian armed forces has been increased to a military emergency following the recent attack in the Tunisian city of Ben Gardane near the border with Libya, which killed 18 people, the Al Mayadeen satellite television channel reported.

    DUBAI (Sputnik) — According to Algeria's El Khabar newspaper, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has demanded from the army command to take measures to ensure safety of the Algerian borders and eliminate any threats to national security.

    Algerian security services reportedly have information about possible terrorist attacks from Libya or Mali, the newspaper reported.

    On Monday, militants attacked army, police and National Guard positions in the center of Ben Gardane. The Tunisian forces killed 36, arrested seven militants and seized several hiding places with weapons.

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