Tunisian security chief dies in shootout with terrorists
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On Monday, September 2, police killed three terrorists in an operation involving the National Guard and military army units in Hidra, Tunisia.
Tunisian’s news agency Agence Tunis Afrique Press (TAP) reported that “Units of the National Guard and the Army in Kasserine seized four Kalashnikov rifles and dismantled three explosible belts at the end of the OM Dhfa’s (Haidra) proactive security operation on Monday.”
“The chief of the National Guard district in From Edhfa was killed during this proactive police operation,” TAP added.
The incident came after Tunisia officially opened for Tunisia’s presidential election after the death of Beji Caid Essebsi in July.
The Tunisian Ministry of Interior said that the “proactive operation fits within the war against terrorism and efforts to track down terrorist groups, particularly in western borders.”
The Ministry added that search operations are underway.
The terror operation followed two terror attacks on June 27 when ISIS members targeted Tunisia’s law enforcement. The first attack targeted a security service vehicle on Charles de Gaulle Avenue, killing one policeman and injuring three civilians.
Another terrorist blew himself up near a police station in Al Karjani district, injuring four others.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Source: Morocco World News