Algerian soldiers shot dead three armed Islamists southeast of the capital on Tuesday, a defence ministry statement said.

It said special forces killed the three militants in the Biskra region, 400 kilometres (250 miles) from Algiers, and that guns and ammunition were recovered.

On Monday, army chief of staff and Deputy Defence Minister Ahmed Gaid Salah said Algeria was determined to prevent a resurgence of the “terrorism” that plagued the country in the 1990s. […]