Suspected Al Qaeda suicide bomber held in Algeria

Last Updated: Sun, May 05, 2013 03:00 hrs

Algiers, May 5 (IANS) Algerian security services have arrested a suspected Al Qaeda-linked militant carrying an explosive belt in Chlef province, a media report said.

Citing Ennahar TV, Xinhua said the 23-year-old militant was intercepted near a bus station, and had likely planned to blow himself off.

A security official said the suspect hails from Relizene province and is believed to belong to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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