Suspected al Qaeda suicide bomber held in Algeria

Last Updated: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 09:37

Algiers: Algerian security services have arrested a suspected Al Qaeda-linked militant carrying an explosive belt in Chlef province, a media report said.

Citing Ennahar TV, Xinhua said the 23-year-old militant was intercepted near a bus station, and had likely planned to blow himself off.
A security official said the suspect hails from Relizene province and is believed to belong to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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First Published: Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 09:32

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