Suicide attack kills Algerian soldier near Mali border

The soldier was killed on Febraury 9, 2020 in a suicide car bomb attack near the Mali border, the Algerian defence ministry said. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The attack -- which was not immediately claimed -- is the first of its kind in southern Algeria in years.
  • It comes as Algeria is seeking involvement in attempts to resolve regional crises in Libya and the Sahel.
  • Acting Deputy Chief of Staff Said Chanegrih praised "the great vigilance shown by the unit which was able to foil this desperate attempt for media attention".

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