Tunisian security forces have killed 10 Islamist militants near the border with Algeria during a three-day operation against gunmen who attacked police patrols in the remote northern region, the government said on Saturday.
Prime Minister Ali Larayedh
said the militants belonged to Ansar al-Sharia, the most radical
Islamist group to emerge in the North African country since the 2011
uprising ousted its autocratic leader and sparked revolts across the
Two police officers died in
clashes with a group of gunmen on Thursday and security forces killed a
total of 10 militants in raids after that near the northeastern city of
northeastern city of Goubellat.