Attempt to detonate explosive device foiled in Algeria: Defense ministry

Demonstrators wearing national flags walk past a street vendor during a protest demanding a change of the power structure in Algeria January 24, 2020. (Reuters)

An attempt to detonate an explosive device in the Algerian capital was foiled on Thursday, said the ministry of defense, according to Elbilade news agency.

The attack was targeting a peaceful protest, the new agency reported.

Last Update: Thursday, 30 January 2020 KSA 15:53 - GMT 12:53