ALGIERS – A bunker for terrorists containing nine (09) homemade bombs, as well as a quantity of explosive substances and various detonation tools were discovered and destroyed, Sunday in Skikda, by the elements of the National People’s Army (ANP), when two (02) elements supporting terrorist groups were arrested in Setif and Oran, said Monday a statement from the Ministry of National Defense.
“As part of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of the National People’s Army discovered and destroyed, on March 03, 2019, during a search operation conducted in Skikda / 5th Military District, a bunker for terrorists containing nine (09) homemade bombs, as well as a quantity of explosive substances and various detonation tools, “the statement said.
“Similarly, combined detachments of the army arrested two (02) elements supporting terrorist groups, and this, following two separate operations in Setif and Oran ,” added the same source.
As part of the fight against organized crime, Border Guards in Tlemcen, seized “a large amount of treated Hashish amounting to two (02) quintals and six (06) kilograms, while elements of the National Gendarmerie managed to dismantle, in Oran, a network of drug traffickers composed of ten (10) criminals, and seized (20) kilograms of treated Hashish, (04) tourist vehicles, (68) 9 caliber bullets mm and one (01) grenade, following the operation that led yesterday to the seizure of (80) kilograms of drugs, ” pointed out the same source.
In the same context, a detachment of the ANP apprehended “two (02) drug traffickers aboard two (02) vehicles loaded with one (01) quintal and (5.7) kilograms of treated Hashish in Biskra,” according to the same statement.