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Algeria says leader of IS-linked group killed

IANS  |  Algiers 

Algerian counter-terrorism troops killed a leader of an Islamic State (IS)-linked terror group, a security source said on Monday.

Mouloud Dahane, also know as Abu al-Mundir, was killed in Tipaza province on Sunday night by security forces acting on intelligence tips, Xinhua quoted a source as saying.

Dahane was believed to be behind recent terrorist attacks in Tipaza, including a bombing that targeted a checkpoint of the National Gendarmerie in January.

The source said Dahane was planning to conduct more attacks on military sites in Cherchell town.

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First Published: Mon, March 14 2016. 18:38 IST