Rabat - A terrorist attack has killed at least eight members of Tunisia’s security forces and injured several others near Tunisia’s border with Algeria.
Rabat – A terrorist attack has killed at least eight members of Tunisia’s security forces and injured several others near Tunisia’s border with Algeria.
State-owned news agency Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) reported that a group attacked a patrol of Tunisian security forces affiliated with the Tunisian Ministry of the Interior in the northwestern province of Jendouba.
The ministry confirmed the incident.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Sofian al-Zaak, spoke to reporters but did not give specific details about the death toll, according to news outlet DS.
“The terrorist attackers threw a grenade at the first security car and there were confrontations with firearms,” he added.
No terror group has claimed responsibility over the attack so far.
Several international sources reported that the death toll has reached at least nine.
Yesterday’s death toll is the highest in a terrorist attack in Tunisia since 2015, when ISIS carried out three major attacks. The first targeted a beach resort in Sousse, killing both Tunisians and foreign tourists. The second attack targeted a museum in the capital, and the third killed at least 12 presidential guards.