Here is cause of Khenchela forest fires!

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ALGIERS- The monstrous fires, which devastated some 16,000 hectares of forests and vegetation in Khenchela province, are of a criminal origin, declared on Friday, Mr. Kamel Beldjoud, Minister of the Interior, Local Assemblies and National Planning.

Accompanied by Abdelhamid Hamdani, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Beldjoud arrived today, Friday, in the province of Khenchela to inspect the latest developments related to this province forest fires.

The two ministers received a detailed presentation on the scheme of direct and indirect intervention to put out fires and protect citizens.

To this end, the Minister highlighted that the suspects have been arrested by law enforcement. They are officially under investigation.

“The security services are investigating people who have been arrested in the forest in possession of gasoline. Investigations suspect there is a desire to wreak havoc by exploiting forest fires, ”he underlined.

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