Algeria army kills four armed Islamists
The four were shot in Oued Ouakser, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Algiers, a statement said.
Among the materiel seized were two rifles, a pistol, along with a significant amount of ammunition, as well as explosives, radios, mobile telephones and a pair of handcuffs.
Violence involving Islamists in Algeria has fallen considerably since the civil war of the 1990s, but groups linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb still carry out some attacks, mostly on security forces.
The army says more than 100 armed Islamists were killed in 2014