Algerian police killed in ambush

Five officers are reported dead after a checkpoint attack.

    The officers died after coming under fire from machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades

    In Sunday's attack, fighters are said to have fired a grenade on a police vehicle at a highway crossroads as officers were changing shifts, Liberte reported.


    A second police vehicle came under machine-gun fire, Liberte reported, citing witness accounts.


    Security forces dispatched reinforcements, prompting a two-hour fire fight.


    It was not immediately clear whether any of the assailants were detained or injured.


    There was no independent verification of the attack.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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