The Tunisian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday the death of a soldier and wounding two others in a mine explosion in the western region of Tunis, where radical Islamists are holed up, reports AFP.
"As part of the day-to-day operation carried out by military units in their fight against terrorism, a mine exploded on a military vehicle at al-Sha'bani heights in Qasrin (west) on Wednesday afternoon, killing one soldier and injuring two others," the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said the injured soldiers were transferred to a regional hospital in Qasrin to receive the necessary treatment since "their health status is not dangerous."
Since 2014, the Ministry of Defense declared al-Sha'bani Mountains a closed military zone where military operations are ongoing combing operations of armed groups that have carried out operations targeting the army and security forces.
Two people were killed early last week when a landmine exploded as they were passing a truck, the source said.