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Algerian army foils suicide attack in northeastern city

By on April 20, 2017

Algerian armed forces have foiled an attempted suicide bomb attack in the northeastern city of Constantine with one attacker killed and a second arrested, a security source said on Thursday.

The military operation on Wednesday evening came just a few weeks after Abu El Hoummam, a senior member of the local affiliate of the Islamic State was also killed in Constantine, the country’s third largest city.

A suicide bomber tried to attack a police station in Constantine in February, but he was shot before he could enter the building.

Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb or AQIM, and small brigades of Islamic State-allied militants are still active, mostly in remote mountains and the desert south.

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