Tunisia: Shootout between security forces and militants in Ben Guerdane

Published March 21st, 2016 - 03:00 GMT
Members of the Tunisian military patrol a road near the Libyan border on March 10, 2016 in Bouhamed, 40 km from the town of Ben Guerdane. (AFP/Fathi Nasri)
Members of the Tunisian military patrol a road near the Libyan border on March 10, 2016 in Bouhamed, 40 km from the town of Ben Guerdane. (AFP/Fathi Nasri)

A fire exchange is taking place in Ben Guerdane between security and army units and militants around a house owned by one of the fighters classified as very dangerous, said a security source to TAP correspondent Sunday.

Security and army units managed Saturday evening in a similar operation to kill two militants holed up in a house located on Maamrat road in Ben Guerdane.

Sweeping operations have been on in Ben Guerdane since the March 7 attack against the city, during which 49 militants were killed and 8 others arrested.


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