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Tunisia security forces kill two 'terrorists'

By AFP

Added 5th April 2020 11:09 AM

The country has been in a state of emergency since a suicide attack in Tunis in November 2015 that killed 12 members of the presidential guard.

Tunisia security forces kill two 'terrorists'

Tunisian special forces stand outside a house containing the body of a man after security forces said they killed a "terrorist" on March 21, 2016 on the outskirts the southern border town of Ben Guerdane.

The country has been in a state of emergency since a suicide attack in Tunis in November 2015 that killed 12 members of the presidential guard.

Tunisian soldiers and members of the national guard shot dead two "terrorist elements" in the centre-west of the country, the interior ministry said late Saturday.

The operation took place in the mountainous Kasserine region near the border with Algeria, it said in a statement.

The Kasserine range is known as an area where jihadists take shelter, such as Jund al-Khilafa who is affiliated to both Islamic State and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI).

The country has been in a state of emergency since a suicide attack in Tunis in November 2015 that killed 12 members of the presidential guard.

On March 22 it ordered a shutdown as part of measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. It is due to stay in place until April 19.

 

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