Algerian army 'kills 3 Islamist gunmen': ministry

Algerian troops carry out operations in the eastern Tizi Ouzou region on September 23, 2014 near the village of Ait OuabanAlgerian soldiers shot dead three Islamist gunmen on Saturday in the Boumerdes area around 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of the capital, the defence ministry said. All three were killed during a search operation in a mountainous area near Sidi Daoud, 60 kilometres from the city of Boumerdes.

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