Tunisia: terror attack foiled at border with Algeria

In governorate Kasserine

31 May, 11:47

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, MAY 31 - Tunisian national guard units in the night between Wednesday and Thursday foiled an attack at the border crossing of Haidra with Algeria, in the governorate of Kasserine, carried out by a commando of armed jihadists divided into two groups, the Tunisian interior ministry said on Thursday.

    The ministry said that national guards forced the terrorists to flee along the Tunisian-Algerian border to mountains in the region.

    Additional military units were deployed to the region in cooperation with Algerian authorities, the statement said. The interior ministry added that the border crossing of Haidra has been previously targeted but Tunisian security forces managed to foil the attacks. (ANSAmed)
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