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Sunday, June 29, 2008

AQIM Fighters Cornered in Aftis NEar Jijel

Saturdeay, 28/6 Paris - Six police officers and soldiers have been killed and 14 people injured in clashes with terrorists belonging to the al- Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group, Algerian media reported Saturday, citing security sources. The clashes took place over the Muslim weekend, or Thursday and Friday, the reports said.

In the spa resort of Aftis near Jijel, a group of 30 AQIM fighters who had been cornered by the military split into three commandos and tried to fight their way out of the area.
Four members of the security forces were killed when the first commando attacked their vehicles.

The second commando attacked a sentry, while the third attacked police officers called as reinforcements.

Two soldiers were killed and 11 injured in attacks on the Kabylian coast.

the Rest @ EarthTimes

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