Algerian president discharged from French clinic

Police escort an ambulance believed to be carrying Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflika leaving the Grenoble Alembert clinic on Nov. 15, 2015. (AFP)

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was discharged from a clinic in France on Saturday after he had received medical treatment in the French Alpine city of Grenoble, police told Agence France-Presse.

An ambulance escorted by a number of vehicles was seen leaving the medical facility Saturday afternoon, AFP reported.

Police confirmed Boutflika was in the convoy of vehicles which was headed to Grenoble Airport.

Bouteflika was taken into care at Grenoble mutualist clinic on Friday.

The clinic did not say why the ailing 77-year-old president was hospitalized and did not give an update on his condition.

The president has been in poor health since 2013 when he was treated for a "mini-stroke" in Paris.


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