8 Killed in Clashes between Algerian Army, Militants

B1134452At least eight people were killed in clashes between the Algerian army and militants trying to sneak into the country across the Libyan border, local media said.

A reconnaissance aircraft spotted a convoy of four vehicles carrying armed militants attempt to enter Algeria across a river on the border.

Clashes erupted between the Algerian army and the militants, killing five militants and three soldiers, Xinhua reported.

A manhunt has been launched in a bid to track down 10 other militants, the report added, adding the majority of the infiltrators are Algerians and some of them are Tunisians.

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