Six individuals from Tunisia’s security powers were killed Sunday in a “fear monger assault” close to the fringe with Algeria, the inside service stated, refreshing a prior toll.
A national protect outskirt watch in the Ain Sultan territory of the Jenduba fringe region “was hit in a landmine snare that executed six operators”, the service said.
It said the assault occurred at 11:45 am. Service representative General Sufyan al-Zaq said the impact was a “fear based oppressor assault” and that attackers had “opened fire on security powers” after the mine detonated.
“Brushing activities” were in progress, said Zaq, who prior revealed to AFP that eight watchmen had been executed.
The assault, for which there was no quick claim of duty, comes as Tunisia gets ready for the mid year traveler season.
27 dead in Tunisia visitor resort assault
Since its 2011 upset, jihadist assaults in Tunisia have slaughtered many individuals from the security powers and 59 outside vacationers.
The nation has been under a highly sensitive situation since November 2015 when a suicide besieging in Tunis guaranteed by the Islamic State gather slaughtered 12 presidential gatekeepers.