Algerian army kills three Islamists: report

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Algerian troops killed three armed Islamists east of the capital Algiers on Thursday, the French-language newspaper El Watan reported.

The men were stopped at an army checkpoint near the town of Tadmait, 110 kilometres (70 miles) east of Algiers, after they had been followed by security forces from the capital, the paper said on its website.

Officers reportedly seized three Kalashnikov automatic rifles.

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