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Ministry of National Defense: 5 elements of support for terrorist groups arrested and a bombs cache destroyed within a week

Detachments of the National People’s Army, arrested 5 elements of support for terrorist groups in separate operations across the national territory, and destroyed a cache of terrorist groups containing 6 homemade bombs, during the period from 3 to 9 August, according to a report issued today, Wednesday, by the Ministry of National Defense.

The same source explained that “as part of the continuous efforts undertaken to fight against terrorism and organized crime in all its forms, units and detachments of the People’s National Army carried out, during the period from 03 to 09 August 2022, several operations yielding to qualitative results that reflect the extent of high professionalism, vigilance and constant readiness of our armed forces throughout the national territory.”

Meanwhile, in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar, Ain Guezzam and Djanet, “the detachments of the National People’s Army arrested 180 people and seized 18 vehicles, 332 generators, 250 pressure hammers, 13 tons of a mixture of gold ore and stones, quantities of explosives, detonation equipment and other equipment used in illicit gold mining”.

The border guards, in coordination with the national gendarmerie, also foiled “attempts to smuggle significant quantities of fuel, estimated at 70,866 liters, in Tamanrasset, Tebessa, El Tarf and Souk Ahras.”

For their part, the coast guards thwarted “attempts to migrate illegally on our national coasts and rescued 60 people who were on traditionally-made boats, while 268 illegal immigrants of different nationalities were arrested across the national territory.”

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