ALGIERS, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Algerian army on Tuesday killed three terrorists in the province of Jijel, east of the capital Algiers, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The terrorists were shot dead by a team of Algerian army during a search operation in Jijel on Tuesday afternoon, the statement said.
Three submachine guns, five loaded magazines and one grenade were seized during the operation, it added.
Some elements of the al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb are scattered in the mountains and forests of northern Algeria.
The terrorists tend to plant home-made mines and conduct occasional attacks against the Algerian army or police forces by targeting their patrols.