Three Tunisia police killed in clashes with jihadists

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.