Official Statement of MND
14th October 2021
Ministry of National Defence Press Release
Within the framework of the operations carried out by units and detachments of People’s National Army for the securing of our borders and for the fight against organized crime, a homemade bomb exploded, yesterday, 13th October 2021 at 20:45, during a reconnaissance mission near the western borders of the country, in Deglen, Beni Boussaid, wilaya of Tlemcen/2nd Military Region. After this cowardly attack, in which we deplore the martyrdom of the contractual Sergeant SRAOUI Seifeddine, and the injury of the contractual Lance Corporal ZEBIRI Ahmed, and the contractual Corporal SEFFARI Abdelhak, all the necessary security measures were taken to close and sweep the area and puzzle out the causes and circumstances of this horrendous terrorist act.
Following this painful event, Lieutenant General Said CHANEGRIHA, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, expressed his sincere condolences and deep compassion with the family and friends of the Chahid, praying Allah the Almighty to grant his pure soul, His Holy Mercy and welcome him into His Vast Paradise, he also wished a prompt recovery to the two injured heroes. He also reiterated the commitment and determination of the People’s National Army to continue its fight, without relief, against terrorism and multiform organised crime in order to maintain the security and stability of our country.