Algerian military guards shoot a Moroccan citizen in the border region

Algerian border guards on Sunday evening shot a Moroccan citizen in the border region, according to a security source cited by Anadolo agency.

The source explained that the injured person called Al Mashti Hussein, a smuggler of goods on both sides of the Moroccan-Algerian border, was hit by Algerian border guards in the region of Bani Khalid, about 30 km from the Moroccan city of Ouejda.

The 47- year-old was evacuated to Al-Farabi hospital in Ouejda to receive the necessary care, the same source added.

An employee from the hospital said that “the patient was in stable condition after being hit by a bullet in the right side of his stomach.”

Neither the Algerian nor the Moroccan authorities have issued any communiqué regarding the incident.