In a statement published by the ISIL-affiliated Amaq Agency, the terror group claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a People’s National Army (PNA) convoy in Skikda Province, ARA News reported.
ISIL militants detonated an explosive device adjacent to the army convoy as it passed near Tamalous town in Northeastern Algeria. It was not immediately clear whether the explosion caused any casualties or not.
The ISIL leadership has vowed to continue their attacks in Algeria and pledged to extend their operations against PNA forces. According to reports, at least 200 ISIL militants are currently active in Algeria.
In September 2014, a group of militants deserted the terror group of al-Qaeda in Maghreb and pledged allegiance to the ISIL.
As ISIL territory has receded in Iraq and Syria the group has been active abroad, establishing self-claimed provinces in several countries.