Two troops killed in western Algeria attack

The militants who carried out the attack had fled the scene immediately, a security source said.

Two troops killed in western Algeria attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Algerian troops were killed on Sunday by unknown militants in the western Sidi Bel Abbes province, a security source said.

The source, who asked not to be named, added that the militants who carried out the attack had fled the scene immediately.

The Algerian army had, meanwhile, started hunting for the assailants, according to the security source.

Algerian authorities are yet to comment on the event.

Militants affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb are active in Algeria's western provinces, Algeria's security sources say.

On July 12, three Algerian troops and four local council guards were killed by the explosion of a bomb planted by unknown people in Sidi Chaib, a town of Sidi Bel Abbes, according to the Algerian Ministry of Defense then.

Sunday's attack comes only a few days after a group allied to the militant organization ISIL had beheaded a French tourist in Algeria.

ISIL had overrun vast territories in both Iraq and Syria, sparking a U.S.-led bid to form an international military coalition against it.

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