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21 Jun 2020 | 07:53 PM UTC

Algeria: Militants kill soldier during clashes in Ai Defla province June 20

Algeria News Alert

Militants kill soldier in ambush in Gaadet Lahdjar (Ain Defla province) on June 20; heightened security presence anticipated over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/21/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Algiers). COUNTRY/REGION Aïn Defla

Event

An Algerian army soldier was killed during clashes with militants in Ain Defla province on Saturday, June 20. According to defense officials, militants ambushed soldiers in the Gaadet Lahdjar area of the province and a security operation in response to the incident was still underway as of Sunday, June 21.

A heightened security presence is anticipated over the coming hours and days, and further clashes between security forces and militants are possible. 

Advice

Individuals in Algeria are advised to remain vigilant for militant activity, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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