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Terrorist attack kills 6 Tunisian soldiers near Tunisia-Algeria border

Counterterrorism & Security

7Dnews London - AFP

Sun, 08 Jul 2018 19:40 GMT

Six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed Sunday in a terrorist attack near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry said, reports AFP.

Militants present in rural parts of Tunisia occasionally target security forces, but Sunday's toll was the highest since 2015, a year in which Islamist militants carried out three major attacks. 

The police unit from Gar Dimaou in the region of Jendouba was ambushed during a regular patrol. 

"The terrorist attackers threw a grenade at the first security car and there were confrontations with firearms," the report cited a security source as saying.


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