ISIS claims killing of Algerian police officer


ALGIERS, Algeria - ISIS has claimed responsibility for the killing of an Algerian police officer while he was reportedly dining in a restaurant.


The group has been trying to expand in Algeria, where al-Qaida's North African branch and other Islamic extremist groups have been based and have long fought Algerian authorities.


The ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency said in a statement that ISIS fighters shot the officer and seized his weapon in the attack Friday in Constantine, 400 kilometers (240 miles) east of the capital Algiers. It later posted a picture of what it said was the officer's gun.


פרסום ראשון: 10.30.16, 23:56