Algeria steps up control on Libyan border over attack threat

November 26, 2014 6:59 am 

ALGIERS, Nov. 26 — Algerian army have stepped up control along the country's borderline with Libya over security reports of potential terror attacks, a security source revealed to Xinhua on Tuesday.

The source specified that both Algerian and Tunisia armies have been boosting control on shared border with Libya, following reports over the existence of potential suicide attacks being plotted by Islamic State (IS) linked groups in Libya that would target the two troops deployed along the border.

The source added that deployed Algerian and Tunisian armies have began fortifying posts on the border by building sand berms and ditches to thwart any potential attack.

Algeria has deployed some 50,000 troops along its 1,000 km borderline with Libya to thwart the infiltration of arms and armed groups linked to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb. (PNA/Xinhua)



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