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Militant ambush kills Tunisia border guard

Militant ambush kills Tunisia border guard, wounds 3 near Algeria border

Militant ambush kills Tunisia border guard

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's state news agency reports that suspected militants opened fire on a Tunisian border patrol late Sunday night near the frontier with Algeria, killing one and wounding three others.

The report Monday said the attack took place in the Bouchebka region near the city of Kasserine, close to Mount Chaambi -- a notorious hideout for al-Qaida-linked militants.

For the past few years, Tunisia has been grappling with radical militants linked to both al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. In March and June, gunmen killed dozens of tourists in two attacks.

Mohammed Ghodhbani, a representative of the border guards union, told local radio that the officers' SUV was ambushed on a highway and it flipped over. The attackers fled, however, when locals arrived at the scene.

Updated : 2021-09-20 22:26 GMT+08:00