Counterterrorism: Cache of weapons, ammunition discovered in Boumerdès


ALGER – A cache of weapons and ammunition, containing a rocket launcher, a machine gun, two rockets and an explosive charge, was discovered by a detachment of the National People’s Army (ANP) during a search and rescue operation conducted, Thursday, in Boumerdes, said, Friday, the Ministry of National Defense in a statement.


“As part of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of the National People’s Army discovered, on April 18, 2019 during a search operation conducted in Boumerdes (1st Military Region) , a cache of weapons and ammunition containing an RPG-7 rocket launcher, a FMPK machine gun, two rockets for RPG-7, an explosive charge, a radio, and a quantity of ammunition (113 Balls)”, said the same source.

As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, combined detachments of the ANP arrested, in separate operations conducted in Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th Military Region), 9 gold miners and seized 2 all-terrain vehicles, 4 generators, 3 jack hammers, a metal detector and a quantity of fuel, while Border Guard units defeated attempts to smuggle more than 8224 liters of fuel in Souk-Ahras, Tebessa and El-Taref (5th Military District), the statement added.





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