Tunisia police ambush kills 3

Tunisian police launched a deadly ambush against armed forces which claimed the life of 3 policemen.

Tunisia police ambush kills 3

World Bulletin / News Desk

Three police officers were killed in clashes with armed forces at a checkpoint near Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia, TAP state news agency reported on Monday.

Two police officers died in an attack on the checkpoint and another in a later clash. One fighter was killed and another captured, TAP said.

Tunisian forces have stepped up their campaign against groups since gunmen killed foreign tourists in an attack on the Bardo museum in the capital Tunis in March.

No group claimed the Sidi Bouzid attack, but several small brigades of armed groups are active inTunisia, including Okba Ibn Nafaa, which operates along the border with Algeria. One of its Algerian commanders was blamed by Tunisian officials for orchestrating the Bardo assault. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Haziran 2015, 10:38