Militants kill four in Tunisian border attack

Four gunmen dressed as Tunisian security officials killed the four and wounded two police and a border agent

Militants kill four in Tunisian border attack

World Bulletin/News Desk

Militants disguised as security officials killed three Tunisian policemen and a civilian in an attack near the border with Algeria, the state news agency TAP said on Sunday.

The agency did not name any group in the attack. Tunisia's security forces have been battling militants from the banned Islamist movement Ansar al-Sharia.

TAP said four gunmen dressed as Tunisian security officials killed the four and wounded two police and a border agent just after midnight in d'Awled Manna, in northwest Jendouba province.

The militants stole weapons and a vehicle, TAP said.

Tunisia has progressed in its transition to democracy after the revolt, with a new constitution praised for its modernity and elections scheduled for this year.

But militant violence is one of the main challenges for the new caretaker government. Earlier this month, police killed seven militants armed with suicide bomb vests and explosives in a raid north of the capital.

 

Last Mod: 16 Şubat 2014, 11:45
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