Over 14 soldiers dead after attack on Tunisian army

Author : Mircea Birca | Thursday, July 17, 2014
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At least 14 Tunisian soldiers were killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on security checkpoints near the Tunisian border with Algeria, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

The attack occurred on Wednesday evening in the western area of Mount Chaambi, where the army is carrying out an anti-militant campaign, according to spokesman Rachid Hawela.

“The terrorists used rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns in attacking the soldiers,” he added.

At least one assailant was killed in an ensuing exchange of fire, media reports said.

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