Security forces in Algeria arrested on Wednesday five terrorists, who were planning on carrying out attacks during New Year celebrations, said a media report on Saturday.
The assaults were to be carried out in the Tlemcen province in western Algeria.
Al-Watan newspaper reported that the detainees from Wednesday’s arrest were likely ISIS members.
The security forces confiscated during their raid religious propaganda pamphlets, mobile phones, passports, travel tickets and large quantities of Algerian and Turkish currency.
The newspaper did not offer further details over the security operations.
In eastern Algeria meanwhile, the military destroyed three extremist hideouts in the Skikda province. It confiscated during its sweep of the region 40 explosives, a solar panel and various other objects.