A homemade bomb exploded yesterday Wednesday, October 13, 2021, near the Algerian-Moroccan border, more precisely in the commune of At-Boussaïd to the west of the wilaya of Tlemcen. The information was relayed today Thursday, October 14 in a statement released by the Ministry of National Defense.
“As part of the operations carried out by units and detachments of the National People’s Army to secure borders and fight against organized crime, a homemade bomb exploded as a border guard patrol passed by, yesterday Wednesday October 13 at 8:45 pm, during a reconnaissance mission near the western borders of the country, in the locality of Deglen, commune of Béni Boussaïd, wilaya of Tlemcen ”, one reads in the press release of the DND.
The same source announced “the martyrdom of contract sergeant Sraoui Seifeddine and the injury of two others, namely contract master corporal Zebiri Ahmed and contract corporal Seffari Abdelhak”. As a result, “all the necessary security measures have been taken for the closure and sweeping of this area and to elucidate the causes and circumstances of this terrorist act. “
The chief of staff of the ANP and the president of the republic react
Following this bad news reporting the death of a soldier and the injury of two others, the first person in charge of the Defense sector, namely Lieutenant General Said Chanegriha “expressed his sincere condolences and his deepest feelings. compassion to the family and relatives of the Shahid “, while” wishing a speedy recovery to the two injured. “
Thus the Head of State did not fail to react through his official tweeter account. Abdelmadjid Tebboune expressed his sincere condolences to the ANP and to the family of the victim, namely contract sergeant Sraoui Seifeddine. He also wished the two wounded soldiers a good recovery, while describing the incident as a “cowardly terrorist attack”.