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Tunisian forces kill at least five militants near Libya border

9 March 2016 8:18


Tunisian troops have killed at least five Takfiri militants near the country’s border with Libya, after “unprecedented” attacks by Daesh militants left dozens dead in Tunisia.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement late Tuesday that security forces carried out an operation in the eastern town of Ben Guerdane and killed the “terrorists” in the Benniri area.

The operation came hours after security forces arrested 17 suspects near a military barracks following the Monday deadly attacks that killed 56 people, including civilians.

Prime Minister Habib Essid said some 50 Takfiri militants attacked an army barracks and police and National Guard posts in Ben Guerdane.

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