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Algeria seizes Libyan arms shipment

February 5, 2014 at 12:40 am

The Algerian army intercepted a shipment of arms believed to be coming from Libya, Algeria’s Al-Nahar Al-Jadid newspaper reported on Monday. The shipment in question was reportedly travelling through Algeria when the army intercepted it near the Illizi desert, which is in the south-eastern part of the country near to the border with Libya.

According to the newspaper, a special army unit seized 32 mortar rounds and three anti-aircraft missiles, bombs and explosives. The newspaper quoted a security official who claimed that nearly seven people have been detained and are being investigated about the shipment. The official added that the Algerian security authorities have been following this particular operation for a while now.