Tunisia: three officers killed, 10 civilians wounded

In two attacks by armed groups against soldiers

15 June, 11:35

    Tunisian policemen stand guard at a checkpoint in Kairouan (archive photo) Tunisian policemen stand guard at a checkpoint in Kairouan (archive photo)

    TUNIS - Three National Guard officers were killed last night in two separate attacks by armed groups, local media report. In the shootouts with terrorists at least 10 civilians were injured, according to medical sources. In the governorate of Sidi Bouzid, in a central-southern area of the country, a terrorist was killed and another seriously wounded and taken to hospital for treatment under arrest, according to a Tunisian interior ministry spokesman.
    The 10 injured civilians are currently being treated at the regional hospital of Sidi Bouzid, medical sources report. According to the regional healthcare director, quoted by radio Mosaque Fm, the toll is still temporary.
    In a first attack carried out by an armed group at a checkpoint in Bir Lahfay, two officers were killed while a third officer was ambushed at around 6 am on Monday morning in Sidi Ali Ben Aoun while he was going to work as security personnel at a school while ninth-year exam are scheduled to take place today.(ANSAmed).

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