Tunisia security forces kill 5 terrorist in a gun battle near Libya

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Five terrorists were killed, one civilian was shot by accident, and one military officer was injured during an exchange of gunfire between National Guard and Army units of Tunisia near the Libyan borders, said on Wednesday the Tunisian Interior Ministry.

Spokesperson Yasser Mosbah did not give more details about the operation held in Ben Guerdane.

According to the Defense Ministry, the targeted terrorists entered the Tunisian territory from Libya after escaping attacks against the camps related to Islamic State in Libya.

Tunisian security forces additionally confiscated five Kalashnikovs, special vehicles, grenades, ammunition and communication tools.

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