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Three Tunisia police killed in clashes with jihadists

Latest Update: June 15, 2015 | 183 Views

Three Tunisian police officers and a suspected jihadist were killed on Monday in clashes in the center of the country.


“The national guard attempted to ambush at dawn two terrorists on a motorcycle in Sidi Ali Ben Aoun after obtaining information that [they] were about to launch an operation,” according to Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui.


Three officers were killed in the ensuing shoot-out and the militants fled.

Tunisia has seen a surge in radical Islam since President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted in the 2011 revolution.