Leicester City's forgotten man
The Leicester City loanee suffered a thigh injury in the 0-0 draw with İstanbul Başakşehir on Sunday.
The 30-year-old striker has made seven appearances in the Turkish Super Lig this season, scoring once. Slimani has also been involved in the opening two fixtures of this seasons UEFA Europa League scoring two goals.
Algeria, nicknamed the Desert Foxes, are level with Benin on four points at the top of Group D, three ahead of Gambia and Togo.
"[Slimani] Arrived injured in selection after a league match played with his club in Turkey, Islam Slimani will finally not be retained for the double confrontation of the national team against Benin on October 12 and 16.
"This is the decision made by the doctor of the national team, Dr. Benazieb Mohamed-Larbi after consultation with the coach, Mr. Djamel Belmadi."
The thigh injury is likely to put the veteran forward out for a couple of months.