Tunisia: terrorists attack two National Guard barracks

On border with Algeria

17 October, 11:09

    Tunisia: terrorists attack two National Guard barracks Tunisia: terrorists attack two National Guard barracks

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS - Two Tunisian National Guard barracks on the border with Algeria were attacked on Wednesday evening by terrorist groups. The two paramilitary barracks are part of an advanced border monitoring system whose activities had been bolstered recently after armed Islamic groups carried out actions along the border. There have been no reports of casualties among the guards. The first barracks to come under attack was one in Faj Hassine along the northern border with Algeria. The attackers were immediately pushed back and withdrew. A few hours later a group of terrorists attacked the El Mella barracks in the Jendouba governorate, which is located in a forested area. A shootout ensued for over twenty minutes and ended only after support units for the National Guard were brought by helicopter. The areas where the attacks were carried out are considered some of the most sensitive ones in the anti-terrorism system set up between Tunisia and Algeria, which for weeks have been working together in border sweep-up operations along the border.

    (ANSAmed).

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