Tunisia army clashes with militants in west

Tunis (AFP) – The Tunisian navy fought militants in the west of the country on Saturday in clashes that left a soldier wounded, the defence ministry mentioned.

“A soldier was once wounded during an alternate of fire Saturday morning between military units and a terrorist crew at Jabal Samama” within the Kasserine region, Lieutenant Colonel Belhassen Oueslati advised AFP.

In a separate incident, the interior ministry said three gunmen had opened hearth in a single day on a police outpost along the border with Algeria.

“There used to be an exchange of fireplace between security forces at the post and terrorists earlier than the attackers fled,” the ministry mentioned in a declaration, adding that no person was once injured in that incident.

Tunisia has didn’t curb a upward thrust in extremism because the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Final yr, the Islamic State jihadist team claimed assaults on the Bardo museum in Tunis and a widespread hotel motel, killing fifty nine vacationers in total, and the suicide bombing of a bus that killed 12 presidential guards.

Previous this month, jihadists launched a wave of deadly assaults on navy and police posts in a town close the Libyan border.

Countless numbers of Tunisians have signed as much as battle abroad with extremist organizations.


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