Algeria: An arsenal of war discovered on the border with Mali- statement


An arsenal of war has been discovered, on Sunday morning, near the border with Mali, said the Ministry of National Defense in a statement.

“As part of the fight against terrorism and border security and in a reconnaissance patrol near the borders of Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, two detachments of the National People’s Army have discovered, on August 13th 2017 in the morning, a cache of weapons (40 pieces) and ammunition,” the statement said.

The recovered weapons are as follows:

– 2 RPG-2 type rocket launcher

– 4 PKT machine guns

– 2 FMPK machine guns

– 4 RPK type machine guns

– 14 Kalashnikov type machine guns

– 7 Semi-automatic rifles of the Simonov type

– 7 Repeating rifles, as well as a large quantity of ammunition of different calibers.

“This quality operation, in addition to a series of concrete results on the ground, confirms again the vigilance and firm determination of the forces of the ANP mobilized along the borders, to prevent any attempt of intrusion, Weapons introduction or security breach, stability and unity of the country, “concludes the statement.


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