At least six wounded in Tunisian bomb blast
The Salafist movement in Tunisia gained serious momentum under the former Ennahda-led government (File Archive/AFP)
At least six security force officers were wounded from a roadside bomb that exploded in Tunisia's Kef region Tuesday, according to Agence France Presse.
Tunisia's Interior Ministry told reporters that "A roadside bomb exploded as a military vehicle passed by, wounding four soldiers and two members of the National Guard."
The security forces had been deployed to the mountainous Kef region that borders Algeria in an effort to dispel the "remnants of a terrorist group" based in the area, said the ministry.
A similar blast killed a Tunisian police officer Sunday as well.
Security forces have been targeting jihadists in the Kef region since late 2012, but the officers confirmed to AFP that the "campaign to root out all the jihadists [from Tunisia] will take time."
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