By Libya Herald reporters.
Tunis, 29 May 2016:
The Algerian army announced today it uncovered a terrorist arms cache near the Libyan border.
The . . .[restrict]Defence Ministry in Algiers said this evening that the find, near Bordj Badji Mokhtar in Adrar province, contained two powerful machine guns, a Kalashnikov, three grenades and almost a thousand rounds of assorted ammunition.
The circumstances of the discovery are unclear. However, the Algerian armed forces have increased the number of troops and boosted their border patrols following the January 2013 attack on the In Amenas gas plant in which 39 foreign hostages and an Algerian security guard died. That assault was mounted by a group loyal to Mokhtar Belmokhtar which was believed to have been armed and trained beforehand in Libya. [/restrict]