Algeria arrests “armed terrorist group” amid popular movement

ALGIERS, Algeria’s security apparatuses announced on Friday the arrest of “a terrorist group” which were holding arms and weapons among mass protests.

The apparatuses said these groups infiltrated inside the popular movement in the capital and planned to commit criminal acts amid protesters, Algerian general directorate of security said in a statement.

Some weapons with these criminals were used in assassination crimes committed against some security personnel during the civil war in 1990s, according to the statement.

Since the start of the popular movement, the apparatuses have identified and arrested some foreigners, and uncovered their plans aiming to increase tension and push young people to extreme patterns of expression, it noted.

These parties were exploiting images of young people through media and social networking sites, it pointed out.

Algerian people are continuing their movement, calling for removing all members of Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s regime from the political scene. The Algerians want radical changes after Bouteflika was forced to step down.

In line with the 102th Article of the country’s constitution, speaker of parliament Abdelkader Bensalah has been appointed as an interim president for 90 days until new elections are held.

Source: Kuwait News Agency